China Mobile's operating revenue in the third quarter climbed 8.8% year-on-year to 133.75 billion Chinese yuan in the third quarter of 2011 - exactly the same growth rate as it achieved in the first half of 2011. Its customer base rose 2.7% during the quarter to 633.5 million, as its 3G customer base climbed 23% to 43.2 million.
China Mobile said: "Wireless data traffic (including WLAN) increased by 143.1% in the first three quarters of 2011 compared to the same period of last year. Key services such as Wireless Music also achieved favorable growth. Mobile Reading, Mobile Gaming, Mobile Video businesses have achieved certain scale. The favorable growth in customer base, voice usage volume and value-added business resulted in a steady increase of operating revenue." source: China Mobile statement