China’s September Mobile Phone Service Subscribers

Following is a table for China’s phone service subscribers in September released by the Beijing-based Ministry of Information Industry.

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                    Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April  March    Feb.
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011   2011    2011
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                  ---------------- New Subscribers (Million) -------------------
Mobile              12.22   10.25    9.30   10.39    9.76   10.12  11.44    9.11
Fixed-line          -0.36   -0.66   -0.69   -0.54   -0.77   -1.28  -0.74   -0.94
Broadband            3.31    3.14    1.67    3.28    2.62    2.23   3.68    1.93
                  ------------ Cumulative Subscribers (Million) ----------------
Mobile             952.31  940.09  929.84  920.54  910.15  900.39 890.27  878.83
Fixed-line         288.43  288.80  289.45  290.14  290.68  291.45 292.73  293.47
Broadband          149.93  146.62  143.48  141.82  138.54  135.92 133.69  130.00

Mobile phone     
 penetration rate   71.1%   68.8%   68.8%   68.8%   64.4%   64.4%  64.4%   64.4%
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                    Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April  March    Feb.
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011   2011    2011
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                  ---------------- Cumulative Number (Billion) -----------------
Text messages      653.41  575.02  501.73  428.42  355.37  284.64 216.11  145.48
                  -------------------------- YoY% ------------------------------
Mobile              14.3%   14.2%   14.2%   14.3%   14.4%   14.5%  14.6%   14.7%
Fixed-line          -4.3%   -4.5%   -4.7%   -4.8%   -5.0%   -5.2%  -5.2%   -5.4%
Broadband           23.8%   23.4%   22.7%   23.2%   22.6%   22.4%  22.3%   21.7%
Text messages        5.7%    5.5%    5.6%    5.7%    5.6%    5.3%   5.1%    5.7%
                  ---------------- Year-to-date (Billion yuan) -----------------
Telecoms revenue   734.26  647.73  559.46  474.07  390.70  308.36 227.23  144.37
 YoY%               10.0%   10.1%   10.1%   10.1%    9.6%    9.4%   9.4%    9.3%
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Note: New subscriber figures are calculated by Bloomberg by subtracting

the cumulative subscriber figure of the current month from the

prior month. Year-on-year figures are also calculated by Bloomberg.

Source: China Ministry of Information Industry

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