- China Mobile
China Mobile Limited Type A publicly listed, state-owned enterprise Traded as SEHK: 0941 NYSE: CHL Industry Telecommunications
Predecessor China Telecom (Hong Kong) Limited Founded 1997 Area served Mainland China, Hong Kong, Pakistan Products mobile services, value-added mobile services Revenue US$ 73.366 billion (2010) Net income US$ 18.147 billion (2010) Owner(s) China Mobile (Hong Kong) Group Limited (74.22%, 2009) Employees 145,954 (2009) Website chinamobileltd.com
China Mobile Limited (simplified Chinese: 中国移动通信; traditional Chinese: 中國移動通信; pinyin: Zhōngguó Yídòng Tōngxìn) is a Chinese state-owned telecommunication company that provides mobile voice and multimedia services through its nationwide mobile telecommunications network, the largest of its kind in the world. Also the most valuable mobile telecommunications company in the world, it is listed on both the NYSE and the Hong Kong stock exchange.
A state-owned enterprise directly controlled by the government of the People's Republic of China and also a public company that is listed on the NYSE and the Hong Kong stock exchanges, China Mobile has dominated Chinese mobile services since its inception. As of 2010 China Mobile controls the vast majority of its domestic mobile services market with a 70% market share. China Unicom and China Telecom have 20% and 10% shares, respectively.
China Mobile likely enjoys substantial protectionist benefits from China's government, but also experiences frequent government intervention in its business affairs. Government control is maintained through a presumably government-owned holding company, China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), that owns 100 percent ownership of China Mobile (HK) Group Limited, which in turn holds over seventy percent ownership of China Mobile–the remainder being controlled by public investors. Established in 2000, CMCC is China Mobile Ltd's current parent company.
Rural subscriber base
China Mobile has historically held a greater share of the rural market than competitors. By 2006, its network had expanded to provide reception for 97% of the Chinese population, and the company has since seen a sustained stream of new, rural mobile customers.
China Mobile also offers information services targeted at the rural market, including the Agricultural Information Service, which allows a variety of activities to take place through the use of mobile phones and the Internet. These include the sale and purchase of agricultural products, access to market prices for produce, wire transfers, bank withdrawals and payments, etc.
China Mobile operates a GSM network, which encompasses all 31 provinces, autonomous regions and directly administered municipalities in Mainland China and includes Hong Kong, too. GPRS is utilized for data transmission.
The company controls 70% of the Chinese mobile market, but a far smaller percentage of the 3G market. As of 2010 97% of China Mobile subscribers used its 2G services. Its 3G network, still under construction in 2010, utilizes the TD-SCDMA standard, which China Mobile helped develop. 3G service is available in all of the 4 direct-controlled municipalities and most of the 283 prefecture-level cities in China as of 2010.
As of 2010, China Mobile has debuted small-scale 4G demonstration networks using a variant of 3GPP Long Term Evolution, TD-LTE, and has plans for larger, city-wide demonstration networks in the future.
- Spratly Isles coverage
China Mobile uses other names to differentiate its offerings.
China Mobile offers mobile services in Mainland China under several brands.
- Easyown (Chinese: 神州行, Hanyu Pinyin: Shénzhōuxíng) a basic prepaid mobile phone service that is more heavily marketed in rural areas
- GoTone (Chinese: 全球通, Hanyu Pinyin: Quánqiútōng) the flagship brand
- M-zone (Chinese: 动感地带, Hanyu Pinyin: Dònggǎndìdài) a premium prepaid service, targeting the youth demographic
- Peoples is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Mobile (Hong Kong) Limited. It offers GSM, GPRS and EDGE technologies to customers in this Special Administrative Region.
- ZoNG is China Mobile's brand in Pakistan and is operated by China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak), a subsidiary.
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- ^ Annual report 2009
- ^ a b Strait deals The Economist, May 7th 2009
- ^ Company Profile CMCC Official Site
- ^ Global 500 2010: The world's largest companies ft.com
- ^ Operation Data - Customer Numbers China Mobile Official Site
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- ^ a b CMCC Profile CMCC Official Site (Archive.org cache)
- ^ China Mobile, MTR, SJM Holdings, ZTE: Hong Kong Stocks Preview By Kana Nishizawa, bloomberg.com - May 17, 2011 5:54 PM PT
- ^ Copyright World Economic Forum
- ^ a b Chinese Telecom: China Mobile Leads the Way bussinesweek.com, August 5, 2009, 9:28AM EST
- ^ a b Homepage > Brand & Products > Business Review CMCC Official Site
- ^ 2008 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - Rural Program CMCC Official Site
- ^ CMCC Officially Enter Pakistani Telecommunication Market, 25th March, 2007 CMCC Official Site
- ^ a b ZoNG the first international brand of China Mobile being launched in Pakistan, 5th April, 2008 CMCC Official Site
- ^ Telecoms in China The Economist, May 29th 2008
- ^ China Mobile to take over China Tietong Telecom
- ^ Beijing Olympic Games spur another technological leap forward CMCC Official Site, 18th Aug, 2008
- ^ Homepage > About CMCC > Networks & Technologies CMCC Official Site
- ^ a b c "China Mobile Limited: Annual Report 2010". China Mobile Ltd. 2010. pp. 13-14. http://www.chinamobileltd.com/images/pdf/2011/ar/2010_a_e_full.pdf. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
- ^ For 2003 service, see Everest goes online for anniversary Mary Hennock, bbc.co.uk, Wednesday, 23 April, 2003, 04:23 GMT 05:23 UK
- For 2007 service, see China tests Mt. Everest cell station msnbc.msn.com, 11/13/2007 8:09:24 PM ET
- ^ Ian Mansfield, 18th May 2011, China Mobile Expands Coverage to the Spratly Islands, Cellular News
- ^ "Our Brands". China Mobile. 2007. http://www.chinamobile.com/en/mainland/products/brands.html. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
- ^ a b Homepage > Brand & Products > Our Brands CMCC Official Site
- ^ "Peoples: Company Profile (English)". China Mobile Peoples Telephone Co. Ltd.. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-08-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080802120632/http://www.peoples.com.hk/p_about_profile_iso.jsp. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
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