ULC Wireless Phone Sales Will Peak in China in 2008
Though the ranks of China’s mobile phone users surpassed 500 million in 2007, there are still 800 million people in the country who are covered by cellular network signals but are not currently using mobile phones, reports In-Stat (http://www.in-stat.com). This suggests a huge potential market for ultra-low-cost (ULC) handsets in the next few years. The ULC phone was developed in order to reach the next billion mobile users by making cell phones more affordable to those who have been covered by cellular communication signals but have not been able to afford a handset.
A recent report by the high-tech market research firm found the following:
* Driven by declines in handset prices and voice communication fees, there will be over 80 million new wireless subscribers each year in China between 2008 and 2012, which suggests a huge potential market for ULC phones.
* ULC phone shipments in China will peak in 2008, as the number of new subscribers hits record highs.
* ULC phones are targeted at three groups: low-/no-income consumers, the elderly and children, and PHS phone users.
Recent In-Stat research, Chinese ULC Phone Market Will Peak in 2008 (#IN0703557CWW), covers the Chinese market for ultra-low-cost wireless handsets. It provides a breakdown of the BOM cost for ULC phones, analyzes its market drivers and constraints, and provides forecasts for 2006–2012 ULC phone shipments in China.
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This research is part of In-Stat’s China Wireless Service, which looks at the handset and mobile applications markets in China. These charmed segments have become a strong driving force in advancing China’s entire telecom market in addition to driving telecom and even semiconductor manufacturing to new levels. To help global decision makers to decrease the uncertainty of effectively doing business in this dynamic marketplace, this service provides clients with market dynamics analysis, value chain analysis, business models, actionable insights and five-year forecasts.
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