Thursday, March 17, 2016

China Mobile Now Has 1.1M Base Stations and > 300M 4G Customers

China Mobile reported 2015 operating revenue or RMB668.3 billion (approximately US$103.3 billion), up by 2.6%; of which, revenue from telecommunications services was RMB584.1 billion, down by 1.3%. Profit attributable to equity shareholders was RMB108.5 billion, down by 0.6%.

Some highlights from the company's financial report:

  • Total mobile customers was 826 million, up by 2.4%
  • For the first time, revenue from data services exceeded its revenue from voice services, accounting for 52.0% of revenue from telecommunications services.
  • Approximately 1.1 million base stations in service, providing coverage for China's over 1.2 billion people.
  • 2015 net addition of over 200 million 4G subscriber, bringing its total 4G customer base to over 300 million. 
  • Mobile data traffic increased 143.7% compared to the previous year.
  • The total number of wireline broadband customers exceeded 55 million

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