[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2020] 23th anniversary of establishment of world's largest mobile network operator - China Mobile (September 3, 1997 – September 3, 2020)


(Worldkings.org) China Mobile was born from the 1999 break-up of China Telecommunications Corporation. China Mobile Limited provides mobile voice and multimedia services through its nationwide mobile telecommunications network across mainland China and Hong Kong.

China Mobile is a state-owned enterprise directly controlled by the government of the People's Republic of China and also a public company which 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.


Incorporated in 1997 as China Telecom (Hong Kong) Limited,  China Mobile was born from the 1999 break-up of China Telecommunications Corporation. China Mobile Limited provides mobile voice and multimedia services through its nationwide mobile telecommunications network across mainland China and Hong Kong.


China Mobile has historically held a greater share of the rural market than competitors. By 2006, its network had expanded to provide reception to 97% of the Chinese population, and the company has since seen a sustained stream of new, rural mobile customers. With over 902 million subscribers as of June 2018, China Mobile is the  largest mobile network operator in Asia.  As of August 2017, China Mobile Limited's total market value stood at RMB 1.57 trillion.


As of May 2012, its nearly 60 million 3G subscribers account for roughly 9% of its total subscriber base, which is an increase from 3% in 2010. Its 3G network, still under construction in 2010, utilizes the TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access) 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.


The company branched out in 2007 with the purchase of Paktel in Pakistan launching the Zong brand there a year later. In 2013, China Mobile eyed expansion into Myanmar expressing interest in bidding for one of two licences on offer in a partnership with Vodafone although this plan ultimately fell through.

According to en.wikipedia


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