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 eyes data goldmine

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless operator by subscriber numbers, says its future growth lies in data and mobile internet services.

Friday, 14 October, 2011, 12:00am

Telecom gains 8pc on mobile business

China Telecom, the smallest of the country's three telecommunications carriers, announced yesterday its first-half profit rose 8 per cent as its mobile phone business thrived despite strong competition.

Revenues of the Beijing-based carrier rose 11.5 per cent to 120.2 billion yuan (HK$146.7 billion) while mobile phone revenues rose 28 per cent to 18 billion yuan.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

China Mobile cheat gets death sentence

The ex-deputy general manager of China Mobile was sentenced to death with a two-year suspension yesterday following his conviction for bribery.

Zhang Chunjiang was also ordered by the Intermediate People's Court in Cangzhou city, Hebei province, to have his personal assets confiscated and political rights stripped.

23 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

China Mobile executive goes on trial for bribery

A former vice-chairman at China Mobile, the world's biggest cellphone service operator, went on trial in Hebei province yesterday for allegedly taking 7.5 million yuan (HK$9 million) in bribes.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Telecoms man sentenced to death

A former senior executive of China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile phone operator, was last month sentenced to death with a two-year suspension for accepting millions of US dollars in bribes from industrial giant Siemens, according to a report in the Caixin Century Magazine.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

China Mobile sees 5.4pc rise in profit for quarter

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator, will build up its infrastructure to boost business on the mainland after reporting steady growth in the first quarter.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Missing official 'being questioned'

A top official at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology who has failed to turn up to work for several days is under investigation for corruption, a Beijing-based news agency reported yesterday.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

China Mobile posts 3.9pc rise in earnings

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator by subscribers, yesterday reported a small increase in profit for the nine months to September amid fresh speculation about another round of musical chairs among the country's senior telecommunications industry executives.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

China Mobile wins right to offer TV services

China Mobile yesterday won a landmark public auction on the right to offer broadcast-type mobile TV services across Hong Kong, the Office of the Telecommunications Authority said.

30 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Unicom earnings fall 68pc in first quarter

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Telecoms firms weigh chances across border

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

Claims of dirty tricks as mobile phone firms bid to woo students

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

A celebrity - thanks to one, foul, character

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 drops 5.4pc on growth concern

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

Warrants worth considering if you can stomach the risk

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