China Unicom’s November Subscriber Numbers

Following is a summary of China Unicom’s subscriber numbers for November as published on its Web site.

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                          Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May
                          2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                       -------------------- Million Users --------------------
Net Addition             3.489   3.575   3.589   2.863   2.304   2.943   2.854
 Mobile                  3.598   3.341   2.934   2.364   2.126   2.272   2.324
  2G                     0.214   0.421   0.572   0.315   0.252   0.417   0.586
  3G                     3.384   2.920   2.362   2.049   1.874   1.855   1.738
 Local Access           -0.593  -0.278  -0.124  -0.268  -0.491  -0.387  -0.304
 Broadband               0.484   0.512   0.779   0.767   0.669   1.058   0.834

Total subscribers       345.21  341.72  338.15  334.56  331.69  329.39  326.45
 Mobile                 195.97  192.38  189.03  186.10  183.74  181.61  179.34
  2G                    159.44  159.23  158.80  158.23  157.92  157.67  157.25
  3G                     36.53   33.15   30.23   27.87   25.82   23.95   22.09
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                          Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May
                          2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                       -------------------- Million Users --------------------
 Local Access            93.70   94.30   94.58   94.70   94.97   95.46   95.85
 Broadband               55.53   55.05   54.54   53.76   52.99   52.32   51.26
                       ---------------- Year-on-year % change ----------------
Total subscribers        11.0%   10.3%    9.9%    9.4%    9.3%    9.2%    9.1%
 Mobile                  18.4%   17.4%   16.6%   16.2%   15.9%   15.7%   15.5%
 Local Access            -4.9%   -5.0%   -5.1%   -5.4%   -5.5%   -5.3%   -5.2%
 Broadband               18.3%   18.0%   18.6%   18.5%   19.0%   19.6%   19.4%
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Note: Total subscriber and net addition figures are calculated by adding GSM, local access, and broadband categories. The company will cease disclosing operational statistics in relation to CDMA business from October 2008 as the CDMA business became legally owned by China Telecom Corporation Limited on and after October 1 2008. All numbers of wireline business include the number of local access subscribers and broadband subscribers of 21 provinces in Southern China and Tianjin Municipality, of which acquisition by the Company was completed in January 2009.

Source: China Unicom Ltd.

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