China Mobile Market by the Numbers

China is the world’s largest mobile market with almost 1 billion mobile Internet users.

As we enter the Year of the Dragon, which began Monday with the Chinese New Year, the huge China mobile market is growing at breakneck speed. In 2011, mobile connections increased almost 17 percent and soon will top 1 billion.

Drawn by the both the sheer size of the opportunity and the rapid growth trajectory, mobile handset makers are introducing new phones in an effort to grab a share of the market. This infographic presents the numbers that have major vendors targeting China mobile users in general and smartphone users in particular.

Size of the China Mobile Market by the Numbers

Data sources: IDC, CNNIC

The Size of the China Mobile Market by the Numbers

  • 975,000,000 Number of mobile Internet users on 3 largest Chinese providers
  • 513,000,000 Number of Internet users
  • 390,000,000 Number of home broadband users
  • 172,000,000 Number of smartphones projected to sell in 2014
  • 116,000,000 Smartphone total available market (TAM) projected for 2012
  • 69% Percentage of Internet users who use their phone to access the net
  • 40% Percentage of Internet user who microblog, usually on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter
  • 3 Top mobile Internet uses are IM, news and search
  • 1 Rank of China among all nations for number of people online
China Mobile Market by the Numbers

China is the world’s largest mobile market with almost 1 billion mobile Internet users.

As we enter the Year of the Dragon, which began Monday with the Chinese New Year, the huge China mobile market is growing at breakneck speed. In 2011, mobile connections increased almost 17 percent and soon will top 1 billion.

Drawn by the both the sheer size of the opportunity and the rapid growth trajectory, mobile handset makers are introducing new phones in an effort to grab a share of the market. This infographic presents the numbers that have major vendors targeting China mobile users in general and smartphone users in particular.

Size of the China Mobile Market by the Numbers

Data sources: IDC, CNNIC

The Size of the China Mobile Market by the Numbers

  • 975,000,000 Number of mobile Internet users on 3 largest Chinese providers
  • 513,000,000 Number of Internet users
  • 390,000,000 Number of home broadband users
  • 172,000,000 Number of smartphones projected to sell in 2014
  • 116,000,000 Smartphone total available market (TAM) projected for 2012
  • 69% Percentage of Internet users who use their phone to access the net
  • 40% Percentage of Internet user who microblog, usually on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter
  • 3 Top mobile Internet uses are IM, news and search
  • 1 Rank of China among all nations for number of people online