China Mobile Ltd is a state-owned telecom providing mobile voice and multimedia services through a nationwide mobile network. It is listed in New York and Hong Kong and is the world's largest mobile phone operator with about 655 million subscribers as of January 2012.
China Mobile shares hit HK$100 on iPhone hopes
Shares in China Mobile hit HK$100 for the first time in six years during early trading on Wednesday.
Demand for the stock was heavy ahead of Apple’s launch of the latest version of its iPhone, expected later this month, driving positive sentiment about use of 4G services in China.
China Mobile was the first mobile operator to roll out its 4G network, which is the industry’s most developed.
At 11.45am, shares of China Mobile gained 2.96 per cent to HK$100.90, while its smaller rivals China Telecom and China Unicom shed 0.4 per cent and 2.1 per cent, respectively.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 1.17 per cent.