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.

Telecoms: Earful

The latest theory on how the central government will issue 3G licences goes like this: fixed-line giants China Telecom and China Netcom will share one licence; tiny operator China Railcom will win one for the home-grown TD-SCDMA standard; and one goes to the nation's largest mobile carrier,