China has more than 999 million mobile subscribers

The world’s largest mobile phone market, China, saw a 1.23 percent monthly increase in the total number of mobile subscribers to 999.7 million in February, data from the country’s three telecommunications operators showed.

China Mobile Ltd, the country’s largest mobile carrier, said its mobile subscribers in February increased to 661.4 million. This number includes 56.59 million 3G subscribers.

The number two carrier in the country, China Unicom, has said that mobile subscribers rose to 205.97 million, including 45.89 million 3G subscribers.

Mobile subscribers at China Telecom Corp Ltd, the smallest of the three operators, climbed to 132.33 million, including 41.15 million for 3G subscribers.