The Mobile Economy China 2023


5G connections expected by 2025, the first market to reach the milestone


people subscribed to mobile services in China by 2030


of economic value added to the Chinese economy in 2022 by mobile technologies and services

By the end of 2022, nearly 1.3 billion people in China subscribed to a mobile service. China will be the first market with 1 billion 5G connections, reaching the milestone by 2025. By 2030, 5G connections in China will reach 1.6 billion, accounting for nearly a third of the global total. Meanwhile, mobile technologies and services generated 5.5% of China’s GDP in 2022 – a contribution that amounted to $1.1 trillion of economic value added.

In addition to a range of technology, socioeconomic and financial datasets, including forecasts out to 2030, The Mobile Economy China 2023 examines key trends across the mobile industry in China: the 5G enterprise opportunity, dedicated 5G networks, the country’s digital ambitions, fintech and the circular economy. Additionally, it explores the mobile industry’s impact on the SDGs. Finally, the research discusses key industry enablers, including safeguarding 5G momentum and setting the stage for 6G evolution.