China Mobile, China's largest mobile operator, said its operating revenue reached 118.17 billion Chinese yuan (18.15 billion US dollars) in the first quarter of 2011, representing an increase of 8.3% compared to the same period of last year.
China Mobile added that, as of 31 March 2011, its total customer base exceeded 600 million, compared with 584 million at the end of 2010. Total voice usage volume for the first quarter of 2011 increased by 13.8% compared to the same period of last year. The Beijing-based company added that SMS usage volume increased by 3.3% compared to the same period of last year, while "the mobile internet access business and other data businesses maintained a relatively rapid growth." source: China Mobile statement