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
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