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's subscriber base continued growing in the third quarter but its growth has slowed and rivals are challenging. Photo: Reuters

China Mobile rings up higher profit

China Mobile, the world's biggest wireless network operator, posted a 1.4 per cent gain in net profit for the first three quarters year-on year, as subscriber numbers grew and greater wireless data traffic helped stem declines in average per-user revenue.