Operating Data

Monthly

Quarterly

Yearly

Monthly

  < JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC >
Mobile Subscribers (thousands)   299,181 296,360 294,751 292,219 290,306 289,307 288,414 287,858 287,571 287,265 286,919 286,657  
Net Additions for the Month (thousands)   83 -2,821 -1,609 -2,532 -1,913 -999 -893 -556 -287 -306 -346 -262  
Cumulative Net Addition for the Year (thousands)   83 -2,738 -4,347 -6,879 -8,792 -9,791 -10,684 -11,240 -11,527 -11,833 -12,179 -12,441  
3G&4G Subscribers (thousands)   149,989 150,550 151,364 152,055 152,787 157,788 162,861 167,658 172,464 176,485 180,238 183,850  
Net Additions for the Month (thousands)   884 561 814 691 732 5,001 5,073 4,797 4,806 4,021 3,753 3,612  
Cumulative Net Additions for the Year (thousands)   884 1,445 2,259 2,950 3,682 8,683 13,756 18,553 23,359 27,380 31,133 34,745  
GSM Subscribers (thousands)   149,192 145,810 143,387 140,164 137,519 131,519 125,553 120,200 115,107 110,780 106,681 102,807  
Net Additions for the Month (thousands)   -801 -3,382 -2,423 -3,223 -2,645 -6,000 -5,966 -5,353 -5,093 -4,327 -4,099 -3,874  
Fixed-line Broadband Subscribers (thousands)   69,107 69,224 69,599 69,948 70,307 70,590 71,056 71,534 71,692 72,107 72,270 72,330  
Net Additions for the Month (thousands)   317 117 375 349 359 283 466 478 158 415 163 60  
Cumulative Net Addition for the Year (thousands)   317 434 809 1,158 1,517 1,800 2,266 2,744 2,902 3,317 3,480 3,540  
Fixed-line Local Access Subscribers (thousands)   81,538 80,884 80,305 79,591 78,855 78,427 77,725 77,447 76,522 75,705 74,969 73,858  
Net Additions for the Month (thousands)   -518 -654 -579 -714 -736 -428 -702 -278 -925 -817 -736 -1,111  
Cumulative Net Addition for the Year (thousands)   -518 -1,172 -1,751 -2,465 -3,201 -3,629 -4,331 -4,609 -5,534 -6,351 -7,087 -8,198  
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Notes:

  1. The Company commenced leasing of CDMA network and offering CDMA services in 9 provinces and and 3 municipalities from January 2002. The 9 provinces include Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Liaoning, Shandong, Anhui, Hebei and Hubei, and the 3 municipalities include Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin.

  2. The Company completed the acquisition of the cellular businesses in 9 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, namely Jilin, Heilongjiang, Jiangxi, Henan, Shanxi, Sichuan, Chongqing, Guangxi and Xinjiang, on 31 December 2002.

  3. The Company launched CDMA pre-paid service in Beijing, Chongqing, Heilongjiang, Jiangxi, Hubei and Guangxi in July 2003.

  4. The Company completed the acquisition of the celluler businesses in 9 provinces and autonomous regions, namely Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Hunan, Hainan, Yunnan, Xizang, Gansu, Qinghai and Ningxia, and the sale of paging business to Unicom Group on 31 December 2003.

  5. The Company completed the acquisition of the cellualr business in Guizhou in December 2007.

  6. The Company stopped disclosing usage of international/domestic long distance telephone services from January 2008, due to revenue from this business accouting for less than 3% of the Company's total revenue.

  7. The Company's CDMA business disposal to China Telecom was completed, therefore it stopped disclosing operational statistics for CDMA business from October 2008.

  8. The merger of China Unicom with China Netcom was completed in October 2008.

  9. Broadband subscribers were adjusted from the first quarter of 2013 as follows: including Internet leased line users and not applying LAN user account conversion.

  10. The Company launched 4G LTE service in selected cities in March 2014.

  11. Business tax was replaced with value-added tax (VAT) in the telecom sector from 1 June 2014.

  12. Operating data for 2001 - 2008 can be found in the downloaded excel file.

  13. To improve customer perception, the Company is gradually opening its mobile broadband networks to 2G users with 3G/4G terminals so that more subscribers can enjoy the Company's high-speed mobile broadband data service.