China Mobile Adds 3.399 Million New Subscribers In May


China Mobile the listed arm of China’s largest mobile operator, said Monday it added 3.399 million new subscribers in May, the highest monthly net addition so far this year. China Mobile, which uses the global system for mobile service or GSM, said it added 3.288 million prepaid users and 111,000 contract users last month. At the end of May, the company had 220.505 million subscribers, of which 159.998 million were using the prepaid service and 60.507 million were on post-paid contracts.

China is the world’s largest telecom market, with about 354 million mobile users at the end of April, and a mobile penetration rate of 25.9%.