China Mobile accelerates lead on Unicom

20 Jul 2006

Figures released by the Chinese wireless operators show that the world’s largest cellco is continuing to steal market share from its smaller rival. During June China Mobile added a record number of subscribers for the third straight month on the back of rate cuts and decreased competitive pressures from fixed line telcos, adding 4.44 million new customers to take its base to 273.8 million. Of the total additions, 291,000 were post paid customer and 4.14 million pre-paid. Rival China Unicom, meanwhile revealed that it added just 1.14 million users last month, 102,000 fewer than in May, to take its total to 135.1 million.

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