China Mobile said its operating revenues rose 7.9% year-on-year to 229.8 billion Chinese yuan (33.84 billion US dollars) in the first half of 2010, lifted by a 13.4% rise in revenues from value-added services and a 12.4% rise in subscribers to 554 million. Its 3G customer base climbed past 10 million.
China Mobile said its Mobile Market app store, launched in August 2009, "has achieved rapid growth, with over 50,000 registered developers, 20,000 applications available, and over 25 million application downloads by the end of June 2010." The Beijing-based operator said it now has more than 5 million M2M (machine-to-machine) customers, representing an annual growth rate of more than 60%.
In the first half, the company's capex fell slightly to 61.5 billion yuan. China Mobile said it now has 505,000 GSM base stations and its "base station optic fiber access rate reached 96%". At the end of June, its 3G network (TD-SCDMA) had 115,000 operational base stations, covering 238 cities. source: China Mobile statement
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