Marbridge Consulting, 4/21/11
China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) and China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) have announced their subscriber totals for March 2011.
China Mobile added 5.91 mln new mobile subscribers, pushing the operator's total mobile user base to 600.84 mln, of which a total of 26.99 mln subscribers used China Mobile's TD-SCDMA terminals during the month. China Mobile added 2.45 mln new TD-SCDMA subscribers this month.
China Unicom added 1.08 new GSM subscribers, bringing its total GSM user base to 156.00 mln, and added 1.86 mln subscribers to its WCDMA 3G network, for a total of 18.54 mln WCDMA subscribers. China Unicom lost 339,000 fixed-line subs, reducing its total to 96.55 mln, but added 946,000 new broadband subs to reach 49.80 mln.
Keywords: national statistics wireless market size growth rate China Mobile China Unicom telecom mobile subscribers 3G GSM CHL TD-SCDMA WCDMA 0762.HK 0941.HK 600050.SH CHU users broadband subscribers fixed-line subscribers