21Vianet 2600Hz 3Com 3GPP 3Leaf 4G 4G licensing 5G Africa Alcatel Shanghai Bell Alcatel-Lucent Alibaba Android antiitrust Apple APT Satellite Arete AT&T auction backbone Baidu Bain bandwidth base station Battery broadband cable CBN CCP censorship Cfius China China brands China FTTH China hi-tech China market China media China Mobile China Mobile Hong Kong China Science China Telecom China Unicom chips Ciena Cisco civil society CNNIC Communist Party convergence copyright CSL cybersecurity Datang drones Egypt Elop Ericsson EU Facebook FDD LTE FDD-LTE feature phones Fiberhome FLAG forecasts Foxconn FTZ Galaxy S3 Google GSMA GTI handset handsets Hisilicon HKBN HKIX HKT HKTV Hong Kong HTC Huawei Hugh Bradlow Hutchison India Infinera Innovation Intel internet investment iOS iPad iPad 2 iPhone IPv6 ITU Japan KDDI KT labour shortage Leadcore low-cost smartphone LTE MAC MAE Mandiant market access Mediatek Meego Miao Wei Microsoft MIIT mobile broadband mobile cloud mobile data mobile security mobile spam mobile TV mobile web Motorola music MVNO MWC national security NDRC New Postcom Nokia Nokia Siemens Nortel NSA NTT DoCoMo OTT Pacnet Panasonic patents PCCW piracy PLA politics Potevio price war private investment Project Loon Qualcomm quantum Reach regulation Reliance Communications Ren Zhengfei Renesys RIM roaming Samsung sanctions Scania Schindler security shanzhai Sharp SKT Skype smartphones Snowden software Sony Ericsson spectrum Spreadtrum standards startups subsea cables subsidies supply chain Symbian tablets Tata Communications TCL TD LTE TD-LTE TD-SCDMA Telstra Trump Twitter urban environment USA US-China vendor financing Vitargent Vodafone New Zealand WAC WCIT Web 2.0 web freedom WeChat WhatsApp Wi-Fi Wikileaks Wimax Windows Mobile WIPO WTO Xi Guohua Xiaolingtong Xinjiang Xoom Youku YTL ZTE

Entries in broadband (2)


China commits to private broadband, with limits  

China gets serious about introduce private investment into broadband, with trials planned for 16 cities. But the game is stacked in favour of the incumbents, and it's not even clear who can play.

Click to read more ...


China's ave broadband speed is 2.6Mbps

Shanghai residents enjoy China’s fastest broadband, with bandwidth two-thirds higher than the national average, says the latest quarterly survey by CDN player China Cache

China Cache’s CC Index puts Shanghai at 4.34Mbps – the only one above 4Mpbs - followed by Fujian and Zhejiang provinces at 3.17 and 3.07Mbps respectively.  Beijing ranks eighth with an average 2.79Mbps.

The national average of 2.59Mbps compares with 2.31Mbps in the third quarter.

Reports the China Daily:

China's western regions fell behind the national average with a connection speed of 2.34 Mb/s, while the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region was the last on the list with 1.74Mb/s.

Comparing China's three major carriers, China Unicom had the slowest average connection speed of 2.3 Mb/s, slightly behind China Mobile's 2.36 Mb/s and China Telecom's 2.63 Mb/s.

Just as interesting as China Cache’s quarterly broadband rankings is its real-time CC Index which scores operators and major cities and provinces over the past week. 

In the current rankings Shanghai Telecom is still top, but six of other nine at China Mobile provincial affiliates, underscoring the dominance of mobile in the China market.

Meanwhile, Beijing’s Jing Hua newspaper (via Sina Tech) says the capital now has 4.74m fixed-line broadband users, with 52.7% enjoying bandwidth of 4Mbps or above and 20.1% on at least 10Mbps. Last year China’s capital rolled out fibre to 1.14m more homes, taking the total of fibre-capable residences to 4.82m.