Aug. 21, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China Mobile Ltd<0941
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This is the first time China Mobile saw its net addition of phone users less than 5 million on a single month basis in 2012.
Last month, the company's 3G users increased 1.9 million, taking the number of 3G users to a total of 68.98 million as of the end of Jul.
The net increase of 3G users last month was less than the 2.82 million the mobile operator realized in Jun 2012.
In the first seven months of this year, the company saw its subscribers increased by 38.39 million.