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.
Hong Kong telecommunications service providers are upbeat about plying their business in Guangdong, but making their mark will not be easy.
The elaborate logistical support needed to succeed in the mainland's most populous province posed a challenge, industry experts said.25 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
At first, it seemed like a reason to gloat: China Mobile employees were using their arch-rival's telephone system extremely heavily in an area of Wenzhou, Zhejiang, where many students lived.
Then the China Telecom employees found out why, and allegations of dirty tricks flew as fast at it took to connect a call. But that was the point.14 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
Shenzhen resident Chen Shuwei has filed 187 lawsuits against three major telecommunications companies - China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom - in the past five years. The 36-year-old has lost most of the lawsuits - which targeted unfair contract terms - but gained overnight celebrity when he submitted a profane, one-character petition against the rulings.24 May 2009 - 12:00am
China Mobile shares slid 5.4 per cent yesterday on concern it faces slower growth amid the economic downturn and rising competition.
The nation's biggest mobile operator closed HK$3.60 lower at HK$63.10, reflecting fears the tough business environment this year will hurt the company's bottom line.21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Potential for profit matches perils of complex derivative
Like most professions, finance has created its own dialect.
Not too long ago, none of us had heard of a collateralised debt obligation or credit default swap, but now they are bringing about the collapse of the banking system, they have entered the popular lexicon.8 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
China Mobile, the mainland's largest mobile operator, reported its lowest growth in subscribers last month as rival China Telecom Corp narrowed losses.
China Mobile said it added 6.87 million subscribers, 5 per cent fewer than in October. It has gained 80 million users this year to 450 million.23 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
Investors betting on the restructuring of the country's telecommunications industry beware: The timing will make a difference on the performance of the four industry players.28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
China Netcom Group Corp is expected to announce today weak financial results for last year.
The results of the fixed-line operator and its smaller mobile service supplier might sound the alarm that the telecommunications sector needed to be restructured in a way that allowed for the fixed-line segment to survive, industry watchers said.25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
China Mobile, the country's No1 mobile-telephone operator, aims to sign up more than 80 million new customers this year to maintain its strong growth before an expected industry restructuring starts.
Top executives, who were in Hong Kong yesterday, disclosed their target after announcing better than expected earnings results for last year.20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
China Mobile is expected to report up to a 30 per cent surge in net profit for last year, thanks to strong growth in subscribers and rising revenue from non-voice value-added services.
Analysts estimate China Mobile's net profit to be in the range of 82.6 billion yuan (HK$90.61 billion) to 86.6 billion yuan, up 25.1 to 30 per cent from a year ago.18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
This week's creation of the mainland's telecommunications super ministry is unlikely to derail the long-awaited restructuring of the industry giants, with analysts saying the revamp is imminent.
The State Council announced on Monday the formation of a new Ministry of Industry and Information as part of Beijing's wider shake-up of top government departments.14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
China Mobile Communications Corp will not launch a large-scale share offering on the mainland because the company has plenty of cash, according to president Wang Jianzhou.
Mr Wang said the company still did not have a timetable for the long-awaited A-share sale.4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Total assets of China Mobile Communications Corp expanded to 737.5 billion yuan (HK$804.6 billion) in the first nine months last year, reaffirming its rank as the mainland's top telecommunications operator.
The company revealed this in the second edition of its corporate social responsibility report for last year.28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Lower tariffs further boosted mobile-phone use on the mainland, allowing the two mobile operators to claim 60 per cent of the telephone market as they signed up a record 86.22 million users last year, government figures showed yesterday.
As tariffs dropped 53 per cent over the past five years, last year's average phone bill was reduced 13.6 per cent.6 Feb 2008 - 12:00am