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.

Junior mobile firm follows cuts by rival

China Unicom has raised the ante in the fight for mainland mobile-telephone users by following rival China Mobile (Hong Kong)'s move to introduce discounted tariff packages.

The operator said it would introduce cheaper tariff packages soon to bolster subscribers and traffic.