China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released its June 2011 telecom industry statistics. The figures for the month were as follows:
Telecom operating revenues were RMB 91.37 bln (USD 14.12 bln), bringing the cumulative year-to-date total to RMB 515.09 bln (USD 79.61 bln), up 12.5% over the same 6-month period of 2010. Core services accounted for RMB 474.07 bln (USD 73.27 bln) of the cumulative total, up 10.1% YoY. Year-to-date capital expenditure came to RMB 143.13 bln (USD 22.12 bln), a 56.5% year-on-year increase.
Total telephone subscribers saw a net increase of 9.85 mln in June, with mobile subscribers growing by 10.39 mln to 920.54 mln, and fixed-line subscribers dropping by 541,000 to 290.14 mln. Broken down by traditional fixed-line and PHS, the PHS subscriber base declined by 976,000 subs to 22.84 mln, while traditional (i.e. non-PHS) fixed-line subscribers increased by 435,000 to 267.3 mln. 6.76 mln new 3G subscribers were added in June to reach a total of 80.51 mln.
A total of 73.05 bln SMS messages were sent during the month of June, bringing the total for the first 6 months of 2011 to 428.42 bln, a 5.7% increase over the figure during the same period of 2010.
Broadband added 3.28 mln new registered users in June to reach a total of 141.82 mln. In contrast, dial-up decreased by 25,000 users, lowering the total dial-up user base to 5.75 mln.