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Thursday, August 18, 2011
China Mobile Claims 3G Leadership
China Mobile said its operating revenue rose 8.8% year-on-year in the first half of 2011 to 250.1 billion Chinese yuan (39.15 billion US dollars), lifted by a rising customer base and 42.8% growth in its wireless data business. In the first quarter, growth was 8.3% year-on-year.
China's largest mobile operator said it now has more than 35 million 3G customers (out of a total of 610 million) served by 199,000 3G base stations. The company claims to have 43.5% market share in 3G and that it has the largest Chinese app store (its Mobile Market generated 260 million downloads in the first half of 2011).
China Mobile said its capex climbed very slightly year-on-year to 61.8 billion yuan in the first half. The company now has approximately 800,000 base stations. source: China Mobile presentation
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