Largest mobile telecom operator in the world
China Mobile Communications (CMCC), incorporated in the year 2000, is the world’s largest mobile telecom operator, dominating 66.5 per cent of mainland China’s market share. It operates as a 100 per cent state-owned entity in 31 different provinces and employs in excess of 175,000 people. CMCC network covers 99.7 per cent of China’s population and has over 900,000 BTS sites. Its customer base is over 672 million and has an operating revenue of $8.3 billion.
CMCC is perhaps the only cellular network that provides uninterrupted, reliable coverage through tunnels, on highways, inside sky scraper elevators as well on the top of Mount Everest. It has a global presence in Hong Kong, Pakistan, San Francisco and London and currently has international roaming partnerships with 406 operators in 237 countries and regions.
The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as well as the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd. By the end of 2011, 2G base stations exceeded 700,000 and 3G base stations increased to approximately 220,000 covering country level and above cities which strengthened the depth and contiguous coverage in the main districts.
The four main brands for CMCC are; Gotone (for high-end subscribers), Easy-own (for mass), M-Zone (for youth), G3(for 3G). TD-LTE is the future network, which will carry high bandwidth and high quality wireless broadband business.
1. Customer base is over 672 million and has operating revenue of $8.3 billion
2. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange as well as the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd
3. One of the major global players in the industry