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China Mobile profit hit by competition, 4G costs

By Thu, Mar 20, 2014 4:52PM UTC Comments Off A man reads an advertisement leaflet for China Mobile's 4G iPhone 5s in Beijing. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone company by subscribers, says its profit last year fell 5.9 percent due to higher spending and intense competition....

Possible China Mobile deal could boost iPhone sales

By Tue, Dec 17, 2013 10:11AM UTC Comments Off iPhone 5. Pic: AP.

Apple Inc. might have a chance to pep up cooling iPhone sales in China if it finally can reach a deal with the world's biggest phone carrier....

China Mobile profit down on tougher competition

By Tue, Oct 22, 2013 4:47PM UTC Comments Off A man uses his smartphone  at the waiting hall at Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, China. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China Mobile Ltd., the world’s biggest phone carrier by subscribers, said its latest quarterly profit tumbled 8.7 percent due to tougher competition. Profit in the three months ended Sept. 30 was 28.4 billion yuan ($4.5 billion), down from 31.1 billion yuan a year earlier, the state-owned carrier said. “The group experienced severe...

Race for Burma telecom licenses enters final stretch

By Wed, Jun 05, 2013 4:06PM UTC 1 Comment Pic: Shutterstock.com

The quest for mobile licenses in Burma is heating up, with international companies submitting their final bids for contracts that would give them access to a largely untapped telecom market. Twelve companies submitted bids in April, and the winners of the two licenses up for grabs will be announced June 27. Burma has an extremely...

Top 20 mobile networks in the world: China tops, Bharti Airtel in top 5

By Fri, May 27, 2011 2:08PM UTC Comments Off Top 20 mobile networks in the world: China tops, Bharti Airtel in top 5

Bharti Airtel is the only India-based operator to find a mention in the world top 5 club by subscribers and top 20 club by revenues. Bharti Airtel has 199.6 million subscribers across the world. China Mobile with 584 million subscribers and $19.9 billion in revenue is at the top position. Revenues, however paint a different picture...

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