China is a huge mobile market, nearly four times the size of North America, with 1.2 billion unique subscribers at the end of 2018. Over 97% of these come from mainland China, with the remainder spread across three other markets – Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
With 4G entrenched as the dominant mobile technology, the prospects for meaningful revenue uplifts over the coming years will rely heavily on operators’ ability to use 5G to expose new income streams. In 2025, 5G adoption is expected to be well above the global average as consumers and businesses seek to utilise the myriad benefits next-generation networks can deliver.
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GSMA Report: The Mobile Economy China 2019