The development status of data cable assembly industry is closely related to global telecommunication and the internet industry. During 2012 to 2016, the global subscribers of broadband and mobile communication maintained a constant growth, the global accounts of fixed broadband were raised from 635.0 million in 2012 to 884.0 million in 2016, and subscribers of mobile telecommunications increased from 6,232.0 million in 2012 to 7,377.0 million in 2016.The market size of global cable assemblies for communication equipment and data centre experienced a growth from USD12.2 billion in 2012 to USD18.4 billion in 2016, representing a CAGR of 10.7%. The ever-faster networking speed and hence the larger amount of data, as well as the stronger power to process the big data, and the use of cloud computing will drive the demand for more data centre. The estimated market size will reach a CAGR of 16.2% from 2017 to 2021. The chart below sets out the market size of global cable assemblies for communication equipment and data centre from 2012 to 2021:
China is in a rising position in the global market as the telecommunications and internet as well as communication equipment and data centre develop. China owns the largest subscribers of internet and mobile communications and has become the major manufacturerof data cable assemblies in the world. The number of subscribers of 4G in China reached 770.0 million in 2016. In 2016, the consumption of mobile internet flow reached 9.4 billion GB, up by 123.7% year-on-year due to the largely increasing subscribers of 4G mobile phone business and fast spread of the mobile internet applications and internet games. Mobile communications and broadband subscribers in China numbered to 1,321.9 million and 297.2 million in 2016, respectively. Over 80.0% of telecommunication businesses are running in optical fibre communication networks in the world. As the mobile applications and broadband traffic explode, demand for data cable assemblies will maintain its growth as backbone network upgrades and expands. The construction scale of China’s data centre industry is daily enlarging after the development of over 20 years. The Chinese government energetically supports strategic emerging industries. The internet giants in China invest a large amount in large-scale data centres to promote cloud service strategies. Against this background, the demand for bandwidth is increasing at fast pace. According to the CRI Report, the area of China’s data centre rooms reached 410,000 m2 in 2016, with the investment of the year reaching CNY81.0 billion. The market size of cable assemblies for communication equipment and data centre reached CNY28.6 billion in 2016 from CNY17.1 billion in 2012, at a CAGR of 13.7%.The market size is expected to reach CNY64.5 billion, at a CAGR of 17.7% from 2017 to 2021.