China's mobile subscribers up 1.1 pct in September at 1.08 bln

Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:46am EDT

HONG KONG, Oct 29 (Reuters) - China, the world's largest
mobile phone market by subscribers, posted a 1.1 percent monthly
increase in the number of mobile subscribers to 1.08 billion in
September, data from the country's three telecommunications
operators showed.
    Following is a breakdown of mobile subscriber statistics for
September provided by the three carriers: 

                       China Mobile  China Unicom  China Telecom
Mobile subscribers
(including 3G):
  -cumulative no.
   of users               698.51        229.49        152.62
  -net addition             5.43          3.42          3.20
  -m/m growth (pct)         0.78          1.51          2.14
3G subscribers:
  -cumulative no.
   of users                75.60         66.86         59.72
  -net addition             3.46          3.18          3.28
  -m/m growth (pct)         4.80          4.98          5.81
Note: All numbers are in millions, otherwise stated.
(Source: Companies, Reuters calculation)    

 (Reporting by Christina Lo; Editing by Anne Marie Roantree)