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China Mobile

China Mobile numbers ease

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 July, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 July, 2004, 12:00am

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China Mobile (Hong Kong), the world's largest mobile carrier by subscriber numbers, posted its second consecutive month of weak subscriber growth, adding just 2.71 million users in June.


Its subscriber base now stands at 158.64 million.


The growth represents marginal improvement over the 2.66 million new subscribers it added in May but is well below the average first-half monthly increase of 2.84 million. Between February and April, the carrier signed up over three million new users monthly, using aggressive promotions and cut-throat prices.