Mobile Payment in China: 2008-2009 Edition
Mobile Payment in China: 2008-2009 Edition, released in January 2009, is the newest edition to our m-payment series, which started in 2006 with Mobile Payment in China: Bricks and Clicks Going Mobile. Like its predecessors, it offers the most up-to-date and extensive study available on China’s mobile payment sector.
What is the present size of China’s mobile payment market place?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the leading m-payment business models?
Which companies are playing the greatest roles in China’s m-payment sector?
Which certain solutions and merchandise will drive future mobile payment development in China?
What function is China’s government regulators play in m-payment improvement?
How will the upgrade to 3G mobile networks influence m-payment development in China?
Which are the greatest obstacles to m-payment improvement in China?
Exactly where is international knowledge and investment most necessary in China’s mobile payment market place?
Third-party mobile payment providers: Union Mobile Spend (UMPay), Smartpay, Guangzhou Huanxin, Unicom Huajian, China M-planet, Yeepay, IPS
Mobile operators: China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom
Banks: Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Industrial & Industrial Bank of China, China Minsheng Bank, China Merchants Bank, Bank of Communications
Investment organizations: Lunar Group, Accel Partners, Icon Ventures, 2B Holdings, RRE Ventures, Celcius Capital, Morningside, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Intel Capital, MINT Capital
In previous m-payment reports, we covered the fast proliferation of third-celebration payment firms, as every tried to develop a network of mobile operators, merchants, banks, and customers. This rush of activity, which was largely funded by venture capital funds and private investments, has slowed in recent years some organizations have left the market place, and others have drastically changed their approach. As we enter 2009, only a small fraction of China’s 600 million mobile customers are making use of m-payment solutions.
Despite these difficulties, a lot of are still optimistic about the future of moblie payment in China. This optimism begins with world’s largest mobile user base and an underdeveloped e-payment infrastructure. The restructuring of China’s telecom operators in 2008 produced a new competitive environment in which each and every operator is seeking achieve an edge by means of moblie payment and other value-added service. And the issuance of 3G licenses in January 2009 has opened the door for a wide range of new m-commerce and m-payment services, numerous of which will arrive inside the coming year.
Mobile Payment in China: 2008-2009 Edition draws from in-depth interviews with China’s leading m-payment executives and industry specialists. We examine the leading company models, profile essential players in the market, and recognize investment and partnership possibilities. We provide years of historical data, like the most current year-end 2008 numbers, and forecast mobile payment marketplace development in China for the coming years. Written on the ground in China but intended for an international audience, this marketplace report is detailed enough for sector insiders yet nonetheless accessible to newcomers.
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