Key Performance Indicators - Monthly
Mobile Subscribers
Unit: Million Mobile Subscribers
(Including: 4G Users)
Net Increase for the Month
(Including: 4G Users
Net Increase)
Cumulative Net Increase for the Year
(Including: 4G Users
Cumulative Net Increase)
Oct 2018 296.86 (233.71) 2.83 (3.26) 46.90 (51.67)
Sep 2018 294.03 (230.45) 3.09 (3.32) 44.07 (48.41)
Aug 2018 290.94 (227.13) 4.04 (4.47) 40.98 (45.09)
Jul 2018 286.90 (222.66) 5.28 (5.35) 36.94 (40.62)
Jun 2018 281.62 (217.31) 5.49 (5.67) 31.66 (35.27)
May 2018 276.13 (211.64) 5.26 (5.52) 26.17 (29.60)
Apr 2018 270.87 (206.12) 5.57 (5.86) 20.91 (24.08)
Mar 2018 265.30 (200.26) 6.02 (6.93) 15.34 (18.22)
Feb 2018 259.28 (193.33) 4.26 (5.56) 9.32 (11.29)
Jan 2018 255.02 (187.77) 5.06 (5.73) 5.06 (5.73)
Dec 2017 249.96 (182.04) 2.12 (4.74) 34.96 (60.17)

Wireline Broadband Subscribers
Unit: Million Wireline Broadband Subscribers
Net Increase for the Month
Cumulative Net Increase for the Year
Oct 2018 144.62 0.78 11.09
Sep 2018 143.84 1.14 10.31
Aug 2018 142.70 0.81 9.17
Jul 2018 141.89 1.27 8.36
Jun 2018 140.62 1.34 7.09
May 2018 139.28 0.99 5.75
Apr 2018 138.29 1.00 4.76
Mar 2018 137.29 1.75 3.76
Feb 2018 135.54 0.98 2.01
Jan 2018 134.56 1.03 1.03
Dec 2017 133.53 0.66 10.41

By end-Sep 2018, the Company had about 138.62 million Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) users, with a net addition of about 12.45 million for the first three quarters of 2018.

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 Oct 2018, CTC, the parent company of the Company had 25 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 169 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
Oct 2018 117.72 -0.55 -4.08
Sep 2018 118.27 -0.49 -3.53
Aug 2018 118.76 -0.39 -3.04
Jul 2018 119.15 -0.35 -2.65
Jun 2018 119.50 -0.30 -2.30
May 2018 119.80 -0.41 -2.00
Apr 2018 120.21 -0.67 -1.59
Mar 2018 120.88 -0.42 -0.92
Feb 2018 121.30 -0.25 -0.50
Jan 2018 121.55 -0.25 -0.25
Dec 2017 121.80 -0.53 -5.06