Marbridge Consulting, 3/21/11
China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) and China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) have announced their subscriber totals for February 2011.
China Mobile added 5.65 mln new mobile subscribers, pushing the operator's total mobile user base to 594.93 mln, of which a total of 24.55 mln subscribers used China Mobile's TD-SCDMA terminals during the month. China Mobile added 1.91 mln new TD-SCDMA subscribers in February.
China Unicom added 0.73 new GSM subscribers, bringing its total GSM user base to 154.92 mln, and added 1.21 mln subscribers to its WCDMA 3G network, for a total of 16.68 mln WCDMA subscribers.
China Unicom lost 37,000 fixed-line subs, reducing its total to 96.89 mln, but added 660,000 new broadband subs to reach 48.86 mln.
Keywords: national statistics market size growth rate wireless China Mobile China Unicom telecom mobile subscribers 3G GSM CHL TD-SCDMA WCDMA 0762.HK 0941.HK 600050.SH CHU broadband subscribers fixed-line subscribers