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 2019 332.53 (278.07) 2.10 (2.70) 29.53 (35.64)
Sep 2019 330.43 (275.37) 2.37 (3.27) 27.43 (32.94)
Aug 2019 328.06 (272.10) 2.26 (2.83) 25.06 (29.67)
Jul 2019 325.80 (269.27) 2.32 (3.13) 22.80 (26.84)
Jun 2019 323.48 (266.14) 2.02 (2.62) 20.48 (23.71)
May 2019 321.46 (263.52) 2.90 (3.35) 18.46 (21.09)
Apr 2019 318.56 (260.17) 3.51 (4.07) 15.56 (17.74)
Mar 2019 315.05 (256.10) 4.83 (5.51) 12.05 (13.67)
Feb 2019 310.22 (250.59) 2.96 (3.22) 7.22 (8.16)
Jan 2019 307.26 (247.37) 4.26 (4.94) 4.26 (4.94)
Dec 2018 303.00 (242.43) 3.22 (4.63) 53.04 (60.39)

Wireline Broadband Subscribers
Unit: Million Wireline Broadband Subscribers
Net Increase for the Month
Cumulative Net Increase for the Year
Oct 2019 153.25 0.59 7.46
Sep 2019 152.66 0.92 6.87
Aug 2019 151.74 0.76 5.95
Jul 2019 150.98 0.80 5.19
Jun 2019 150.18 0.86 4.39
May 2019 149.32 0.83 3.53
Apr 2019 148.49 0.62 2.70
Mar 2019 147.87 0.83 2.08
Feb 2019 147.04 0.52 1.25
Jan 2019 146.52 0.73 0.73
Dec 2018 145.79 0.55 12.26

In order to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of China Telecom’s development of wireline broadband services in the PRC, the aggregate wireline broadband subscriber number of China Telecom Corporation Limited (“the Company”) and China Telecommunications Corporation (“CTC”), the parent company of 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 2019, the aggregate number of wireline broadband subscribers of the Company and CTC was 180 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 2019 111.83 -0.41 -4.65
Sep 2019 112.24 -0.27 -4.24
Aug 2019 112.51 -0.61 -3.97
Jul 2019 113.12 -0.45 -3.36
Jun 2019 113.57 -0.51 -2.91
May 2019 114.08 -0.56 -2.40
Apr 2019 114.64 -0.53 -1.84
Mar 2019 115.17 -0.42 -1.31
Feb 2019 115.59 -0.74 -0.89
Jan 2019 116.33 -0.15 -0.15
Dec 2018 116.48 -0.64 -5.32