China's communications firms added a combined 9.755 million mobile customers in June, ending the month with a total of 785.524 million mobile users, according to figures from the operators. China Mobile led in mobile subscriber adds in June as the company added 5.060 million new customers to bring its customer base to 554.042 million. Of the total, 10.461 million are 3G customers.
China Telecom signed up 3.02 million new mobile subscribers in the month to bring its total to 74.52 million. However, the carrier continued shedding fixed-line customers and saw its customer base fall by 890,000 fixed-line users to end the month with a total of 181.07 million local access lines in service. China Telecom gained 880,000 broadband subscribers in June to hit a total of 58.33 million. China Unicom ended June with a total of 156.962 million mobile customers, which comprises 149.402 million 2G subscribers and 7.560 million 3G customers.
Unicom gained a total of 1.675 million new mobile subscribers in the month. However, the company lost 275,000 fixed-line customers to bring its total to 100.852 million, but gained 831,000 broadband customers in June, reaching a total of 43.759 million.