China's mobile subscribers up 1 pct in October at 1.09 bln

Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:03am EST

HONG KONG, Nov 20 (Reuters) - China, the world's largest
mobile phone market by subscribers, posted a 1.04 percent
monthly increase in the number of mobile subscribers to 1.09
billion in October, data from the country's three
telecommunications operators showed.
    Following is the breakdown of mobile subscriber statistics
for October provided by the three carriers: 

                       China Mobile  China Unicom  China Telecom
Mobile subscribers
(including 3G):
  -cumulative no.
   of users               703.47        232.88        155.52
  -net addition             4.96          3.39          2.90
  -m/m growth (pct)         0.71          1.48          1.90
3G subscribers:
  -cumulative no.
   of users                79.31         70.07         62.74
  -net addition             3.71          3.21          3.02
  -m/m growth (pct)         4.91          4.80          5.06
Note: All numbers are in millions, otherwise stated.
(Source: Companies, Reuters calculation)    

 (Reporting by Christina Lo and Twinnie Siu; Editing by Anne
Marie Roantree)