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China’s November Mobile Phone Service Subscribers

Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Following is a table for China’s phone service subscribers in November released by the Beijing-based Ministry of Information Industry.

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                     Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June    May   April
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011   2011    2011
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                  ---------------- New Subscribers (Million) -------------------
Mobile              11.34   11.69   12.22   10.25    9.30   10.39   9.76   10.12
Fixed-line          -1.28   -0.74   -0.36   -0.66   -0.69   -0.54  -0.77   -1.28
Broadband            2.59    2.57    3.31    3.14    1.67    3.28   2.62    2.23
                  ------------ Cumulative Subscribers (Million) ----------------
Mobile             975.34  963.99  952.31  940.09  929.84  920.54 910.15  900.39
Fixed-line         286.42  287.69  288.43  288.80  289.45  290.14 290.68  291.45
Broadband          155.09  152.50  149.93  146.62  143.48  141.82 138.54  135.92

Mobile phone     
 penetration rate   71.1%   71.1%   71.1%   68.8%   68.8%   68.8%  64.4%   64.4%
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                     Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June    May   April
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011   2011    2011
================================================================================
                  ---------------- Cumulative Number (Billion) -----------------
Text messages      800.30  727.02  653.41  575.02  501.73  428.42 355.37  284.64
                  -------------------------- YoY% ------------------------------
Mobile              14.7%   14.5%   14.3%   14.2%   14.2%   14.3%  14.4%   14.5%
Fixed-line          -4.0%   -4.1%   -4.3%   -4.5%   -4.7%   -4.8%  -5.0%   -5.2%
Broadband           24.2%   23.8%   23.8%   23.4%   22.7%   23.2%  22.6%   22.4%
Text messages        6.4%    6.1%    5.7%    5.5%    5.6%    5.7%   5.6%    5.3%
                  ---------------- Year-to-date (Billion yuan) -----------------
Telecoms revenue   901.15  818.78  734.26  647.73  559.46  474.07 390.70  308.36
 YoY%                9.6%    9.9%   10.0%   10.1%   10.1%   10.1%   9.6%    9.4%
================================================================================

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

To contact the reporter on this story: Ailing Tan in Singapore at atan193@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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