Key Performance Indicators - Monthly

Mobile and Wireline Broadband Subscribers and Access Lines in Service for January 2018 will be announced on 23 February 2018 at about 16:30 (HKT).

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 2017 249.96 (182.04) 2.12 (4.74) 34.96 (60.17)
Nov 2017 247.84 (177.30) 3.06 (4.63) 32.84 (55.43)
Oct 2017 244.78 (172.67) 4.22 (5.15) 29.78 (50.80)
Sep 2017 240.56 (167.52) 5.07 (5.76) 25.56 (45.65)
Aug 2017 235.49 (161.76) 2.66 (4.71) 20.49 (39.89)
Jul 2017 232.83 (157.05) 2.98 (5.03) 17.83 (35.18)
Jun 2017 229.85 (152.02) 2.83 (4.77) 14.85 (30.15)
May 2017 227.02 (147.25) 2.97 (4.67) 12.02 (25.38)
Apr 2017 224.05 (142.58) 2.52 (4.94) 9.05 (20.71)
Mar 2017 221.53 (137.64) 3.01 (5.93) 6.53 (15.77)
Feb 2017 218.52 (131.71) 1.75 (4.98) 3.52 (9.84)
Jan 2017 216.77 (126.73) 1.77 (4.86) 1.77 (4.86)
Dec 2016 215.00 (121.87) 0.83 (4.57) 17.10 (63.41)

Wireline Broadband Subscribers
Unit: Million Wireline Broadband Subscribers
Net Increase for the Month
Cumulative Net Increase for the Year
Dec 2017 133.53 0.66 10.41
Nov 2017 132.87 0.73 9.75
Oct 2017 132.14 0.83 9.02
Sep 2017 131.31 1.54 8.19
Aug 2017 129.77 0.80 6.65
Jul 2017 128.97 0.87 5.85
Jun 2017 128.10 0.81 4.98
May 2017 127.29 0.76 4.17
Apr 2017 126.53 0.71 3.41
Mar 2017 125.82 0.97 2.70
Feb 2017 124.85 0.82 1.73
Jan 2017 124.03 0.91 0.91
Dec 2016 123.12 0.89 10.06

By end-Dec 2017, the Company had about 126.17 million Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) users, with a net addition of about 20.18 million in 2017.

In order to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of China Telecom’s development of wireline broadband services in the PRC, the wireline broadband subscribers data of China Telecommunications Corporation (“CTC”), the parent company of China Telecom Corporation Limited (“the Company”), in its wireline broadband service regions (i.e. provinces in the PRC except those in which the Company has wireline broadband operations) is provided for reference. As of the end of December 2017, CTC, the parent company of the Company had 20 million wireline broadband subscribers (excluding the number of subscribers for the provinces in which the Company has wireline broadband operations in the PRC), and the aggregate number of wireline broadband subscribers of the Company and CTC was 153 million. Except the wireline broadband subscribers data as disclosed in this footnote, all other subscribers data as disclosed in this website do NOT include any other operating data of CTC. All financial data disclosed in this website also do NOT include any financial data of CTC. Please refer to the Company’s Articles of Association for details of the business scope of the Company’s wireline broadband service. The Company takes no responsibility and makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the wireline broadband subscribers data of CTC and expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon these data.

Access Lines in Service
Unit: Million Access Lines in Service
Net Increase / (Decrease)
for the Month
Cumulative Net Increase / (Decrease)
for the Year
Dec 2017 121.80 -0.53 -5.06
Nov 2017 122.33 -0.33 -4.53
Oct 2017 122.66 -0.65 -4.20
Sep 2017 123.31 -0.29 -3.55
Aug 2017 123.60 -0.37 -3.26
Jul 2017 123.97 -0.35 -2.89
Jun 2017 124.32 -0.27 -2.54
May 2017 124.59 -0.49 -2.27
Apr 2017 125.08 -0.48 -1.78
Mar 2017 125.56 -0.38 -1.30
Feb 2017 125.94 -0.62 -0.92
Jan 2017 126.56 -0.30 -0.30
Dec 2016 126.86 -0.69 -7.46