Key Performance Indicators - Monthly
Mobile Subscribers
Unit: Million Mobile Subscribers
(Including: 4G Terminal Users)
Net Increase for the Month
(Including: 4G Terminal Users
Net Increase)
Cumulative Net Increase for the Year
(Including: 4G Terminal Users
Cumulative Net Increase)
Dec 2016 215.00 (121.87) 0.83 (4.57) 17.10 (63.41)
Nov 2016 214.17 (117.30) 0.26 (4.33) 16.27 (58.84)
Oct 2016 213.91 (112.97) 1.42 (5.48) 16.01 (54.51)
Sep 2016 212.49 (107.49) 2.02 (6.05) 14.59 (49.03)
Aug 2016 210.47 (101.44) 1.79 (5.61) 12.57 (42.98)
Jul 2016 208.68 (95.83) 1.74 (5.73) 10.78 (37.37)
Jun 2016 206.94 (90.10) 1.43 (5.55) 9.04 (31.64)
May 2016 205.51 (84.55) 1.34 (5.03) 7.61 (26.09)
Apr 2016 204.17 (79.52) 1.53 (4.61) 6.27 (21.06)
Mar 2016 202.64 (74.91) 2.02 (5.81) 4.74 (16.45)
Feb 2016 200.62 (69.10) 1.62 (5.54) 2.72 (10.64)
Jan 2016 199.00 (63.56) 1.10 (5.10) 1.10 (5.10)
Dec 2015 197.90 (58.46) 1.33 (N/A) 12.28 (51.38)

The decline in net addition of mobile subscribers in November 2016 was mainly due to the full implementation of real-name registration by the end of November, as required by the regulator. The Company terminated services for those subscribers who did not complete real-name registration, impacting the net addition of mobile subscribers. However, the full implementation of real-name registration would not have material impact on mobile service revenue.

After the commencement of 4G service nationwide at the beginning of 2015, the Company has been proactively upgrading its 2G/3G subscribers to 4G service, optimizing the subscriber structure and increasing 4G penetration continuously. To align with the Company's strategic focus on 4G in its mobile development, and further enhance the essentiality of disclosed information, the Company would only disclose 4G terminal user and mobile subscriber figures and not to disclose 3G/4G subscriber figure.

Wireline Broadband Subscribers
Unit: Million Wireline Broadband Subscribers
Net Increase for the Month
Cumulative Net Increase for the Year
Dec 2016 123.12 0.89 10.06
Nov 2016 122.23 0.66 9.17
Oct 2016 121.57 0.85 8.51
Sep 2016 120.72 1.20 7.66
Aug 2016 119.52 0.71 6.46
Jul 2016 118.81 0.81 5.75
Jun 2016 118.00 0.59 4.94
May 2016 117.41 0.58 4.35
Apr 2016 116.83 0.66 3.77
Mar 2016 116.17 1.21 3.11
Feb 2016 114.96 0.96 1.90
Jan 2016 114.00 0.94 0.94
Dec 2015 113.06 0.66 6.11

By end-Dec 2016, the Company had about 105.99 million Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) users, with a net addition of about 35.00 million in 2016.

Access Lines in Service
Unit: Million Access Lines in Service
Net Increase / (Decrease)
for the Month
Cumulative Net Increase / (Decrease)
for the Year
Dec 2016 126.86 -0.69 -7.46
Nov 2016 127.55 -0.95 -6.77
Oct 2016 128.50 -0.79 -5.82
Sep 2016 129.29 -0.53 -5.03
Aug 2016 129.82 -0.60 -4.50
Jul 2016 130.42 -0.54 -3.90
Jun 2016 130.96 -0.55 -3.36
May 2016 131.51 -0.67 -2.81
Apr 2016 132.18 -0.68 -2.14
Mar 2016 132.86 -0.61 -1.46
Feb 2016 133.47 -0.61 -0.85
Jan 2016 134.08 -0.24 -0.24
Dec 2015 134.32 -0.69 -9.24