China Mobile

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 Chairman Xi Guohua speaks at the Island Shangri-La Hotel in Admiralty. Photo: Jonathan Wong

China Mobile raises capital spending 49pc

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator, is facing intense competition from other traditional telecommunications operators, as well as from internet firms that provide voice calls and short messaging services.