Key Performance Indicators - Monthly
Mobile Subscribers
Unit: Million Mobile Subscribers * Net Increase/ (Decrease)
for the Month
Cumulative Net Increase/
(Decrease) since 1 Oct 2008
Dec 2008 27.91 (0.06) (1.17)
Nov 2008 27.97 (0.43) (1.11)
Oct 2008 28.40 (0.68) (0.68)
1 Oct 2008 29.08 - -

* Determined in accordance with China Telecom's subscriber calculation policy (based on subscribers' payment condition)

Wireline Broadband Subscribers
Unit: Million Broadband Subscribers
Net Increase for the Month
Cumulative Net Increase for the Year
Dec 2008 44.27 0.70 8.62
Nov 2008 43.57 0.69 7.92
Oct 2008 42.88 0.70 7.23
Sep 2008 42.18 0.73 6.53
Aug 2008 41.45 0.69 5.80
Jul 2008 40.76 0.81 5.11
Jun 2008 Δ 39.95 0.89 4.30
May 2008 39.06 0.70 3.41
Apr 2008 38.36 0.65 2.71
Mar 2008 37.71 0.73 2.06
Feb 2008 36.98 0.71 1.33
Jan 2008 36.27 0.62 0.62
Dec 2007 35.65 0.60 7.33
Access Lines in Service
Unit: Million Local Access Lines in Services *
Net Increase / (Decrease) #
for the Month
Cumulative Net Increase /
(Decrease) for the Year
Dec 2008 208.35 (2.02) (11.98)
Nov 2008 210.37 (1.51) (9.96)
Oct 2008 211.88 (1.09) (8.45)
Sep 2008 212.97 (0.63) (7.36)
Aug 2008 213.60 (0.69) (6.73)
Jul 2008 214.29 (0.60) (6.04)
Jun 2008 Δ 214.89 (0.58) (5.44)
May 2008 215.47 (0.82) (4.86)
Apr 2008 216.29 (0.88) (4.04)
Mar 2008 217.17 (0.92) (3.16)
Feb 2008 218.09 (1.02) (2.24)
Jan 2008 219.11 (1.22) (1.22)
Dec 2007 220.33 (1.48) (2.71)

Δ start to include 320,000 Local Access Lines in Services and 90,000 Broadband Subscribers of Beijing Telecom, acquisition of which was completed in June 2008.

* Include Wireless Local Access Lines

# Due to intensified market competition and our strengthened control on sales initiatives for low-end subscribers to enhance profitable development, there were net decreases in local access lines in services.