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China - Mobile Communications - Market Overview and Major Mobile Operators

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Last updated: 4 Aug 2005 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 11

Analyst: Paul Budde


Archived report: this report was archived September 2005 and has not been updated. China is the world’s largest mobile communications market. The number of mobile subscribers in China surpasses the number of fixed-line subscribers. Into 2005, China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile operator by number of subscribers. China Telecom and China Netcom pose a serious threat to China Mobile and China Unicom with their Little Smart PAS services and pending 3G licences. Though mobile subscriber growth slowed in 2004 due to government restrictions on price cutting campaigns, China had 358 million mobile users by May 2005 and a mobile penetration rate of around 26%. This report is an overview of the mobile market in China and the major mobile players.

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