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MII Announces December 2007 Statistics

Marbridge Consulting, 1/31/08

China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII) has released its December 2007 telecom industry statistics. The figures for the month were as follows:

Telecom revenues totaled RMB 64 bln (USD 8.8 bln), for a full-year 2007 total of 728 bln (USD 99.7 bln), up 10.9% over 2006. Capital expenditure for the month came to RMB 40.3 bln (USD 5.5 bln), bringing the year's total to RMB 228 bln (USD 31.2 bln), a 4.3% year-on-year increase.

Mobile subscribers grew by 7.9 mln to more than 547 mln, bringing China's mobile teledensity to 41.6. Over 57 bln SMS were sent during the month, bringing the full-year total to 592 bln, a 37.8% increase YoY.

The PHS subscriber base declined for the seventh straight month, with a net loss of 2.3 mln subs to 84.5 mln. Traditional (i.e. non-PHS) fixed-line growth was negative for the fourth consecutive month, with total subscribers dropping by 1.52 mln to 281 mln. Fixed line teledensity decreased correspondingly to 27.8.

Broadband added 868,000 new registered users to reach 66.5 mln, while dial-up Internet access lost 116,000 registered users, dropping to 19.5 mln.

To see additional China telecom market statistics, please select the following link to our website: http://www.marbridgeconsulting.com/statistics.html.

Keywords: broadband subscribers fixed-line subscribers capex revenue penetration 2007 broadband December Internet Internet access MII mobile subscribers PHS registered users SMS statistics telecom

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