China plans to have 95% broadband coverage by 2015 at 20-100 Mbps

Kitty Fok, IDC China Managing Director, talked about “Broadband China” project and Chinese government’s strategy to support local integrated-circuit (IC) industry.

* The 13th Five-Year Plan, starting in the Year of the Monkey (2016), will emphasize connectivity. The company aims to control more than 10% of the worldwide market by 2018.

* By the end of the Year of the Goat (2015), China aims to have 95% of the country wired for broadband, including rural areas and the 10 largest cities.

* By the end of 2017 China should have one billion smartphone users.

* Annual smartphone and tablet sales will be around 600 million and annual PC and laptop sales will be about 60 million