Feb. 21, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China Mobile Ltd<0941
>, the country's largest mobile phone operator, had 53.94 million 3G subscribers as of Jan. 31, 2012, reflecting a year-on-year jump of 138.33% from 22.63 million users.
The volume of 3G users for last month was also 5.33% more than 51.21 million the company had at the end of 2011.
China Mobile's major rival China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd<600050
> saw the net addition 3G users in January 2012 reach 3.05 million, bringing its total 3G user volume to 43.07 million at the end of last month.
In January 2012, China Unicom added 182,000 2G users with a total 2G user volume of 159.82 million as of the end of last month.
>, the nation's largest fixed-line operator, had 38.7 million 3G subscribers at the end of January with net addition of 3G users for last month amounting to 2.41 million.
Net decline of fixed-line users owned by China Telecom was 150,000, reducing the company's fixed-line user volume to 169.44 million at the end of last month.