China Mobile recently announced that in 2016, more than 500 million customers (exactly 510 million customers) have a 4G package on the Chinese network. These 500 million customers therefore represent approximately 30% of the total 4G customers globally. A purely stratospheric figure. Already in October, China Mobile had 481 million customers in 4G. Nearly 200 million customers arrived between October and December. Thus, in addition to owning an extremely large customer base, the Chinese public company created in 1997, continues to attract customers. Not to mention that an announcement made in May 2016 indicated that the company had a total of more than 830 million customers.
Being thus, the largest mobile operator in the world. The figures of China Mobile mask a particular demographic and economic situation The mobile part of the group weighed almost 50% of turnover. While indicating that the Chinese group targeted the figure of 540 million phones sold in China for next year. And among these 540 million phones, 400 million will be compatible with 4G. We have not finished hearing about China Mobile. It remains to be seen whether the company will then pursue development outside the domestic market. However this figure should be put into perspective as the Chinese market is much less open than the Western or Japanese markets. This naturally opens the way for the company based in the Chinese capital, which can benefit from the very large base of potential customers, which includes China with more than a billion inhabitants recorded in the year 2013.
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