Sunday, November 22, 2009

China Mobile Tops 513 Million -- 5 Million New Subs in October

China Mobile, already the world's largest mobile operator, added 5 million new subscribers in October, giving it a total of 513,466,000. The number of G3 subscribers who used 3G network services in this month is 2,309,000.

However, in its previous financial statement, China Mobile noted that new customers added this year are mainly low-usage customers and ARPU as well as average revenue per minute of usage have declined this year while the voice usage volume has increased. Total voice usage volume for the first three quarters of 2009 increased by 19.5% compared to the same period of last year. Value-added business also continued its favorable growth and mature businesses sustained growth despite already having reached a sizeable scale. SMS usage volume in the first nine months of the year increased by 12.9% compared to the same period of last year.