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China ends 2019 with more than 1.6 billion mobile customers

Wednesday 22 January 2020 | 10:29 CET | News
China Mobile gained more than 3.73 million new customers in December 2019, up from 2.95 new additions in November. China Telecom added 1.18 million new subscribers, while China Unicom lost 2.7 million users in December. China Mobile, however, remains by far the largest operator, with 950.2 million customers, of which 758 million are 4G users. China Telecom, which has been growing steadily in the past year, has moved into second place with 335.57 million mobile customers, compared to 318.4 million at Unicom.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: China Mobile / China Telecom / China Unicom
Countries: China
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