Title: The evolution of China's mobile telecommunications industry: past, present and future

Authors: Jiang Yu, Kim Hua Tan

Addresses: Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, CB2 1RX, UK; Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Beijing, 100080, China. ' Centre for Strategy and Performance, University of Cambridge, CB2 1RX, UK

Abstract: This paper studies the evolutionary direction of the mobile telecommunications industry in China. Different stages of the industry development process with policy intervention and market competition are examined. The interaction of different players like the Chinese government, incumbent operator, and competitive operator within an actor-network is studied. A process-mapping technique is used to visualise the key drivers of the evolution trajectory of this giant industry. In the meantime, an analytic framework is developed. The future road toward 3G network in China is also analysed.

Keywords: evolution; mobile telecommunications; China; mobile communications; process mapping; 3G networks; policy design; market competition.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2005.005898

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2005 Vol.3 No.2, pp.114 - 126

Published online: 23 Dec 2004 *

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