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China Mobile: Dominant Mobile Company

August 31, 2015

China Mobile Limited was incorporated in Hong Kong on September 3, 1997. The firm was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on October 22, 1997, and October 31, 1997, respectively. China Mobile is the leading mobile services provide in Mainland China and takes pride in being the world’s largest mobile network and the world’s largest customer base.

China Mobile Limited is an investment holding company, provides mobile telecommunications and related services in Mainland China and Hong Kong. It offers voice services comprising local calls, domestic and international long distance calls, intra-provincial roaming, inter-provincial roaming, and international roaming. It also provides voice value-added services, including caller identity display, caller restrictions, call waiting, call forwarding, call holding, voice mails, conference calls, and other.

China Mobile also offers data services, such as SMS, including subscriber-to-subscriber messages, short messages, and others; and MMS. Aside from this, it provides wireless data traffic services comprising mobile data traffic and WLAN data traffic; and applications and information services, including mobile music, mobile paper, mobile reading, mobile video, mobile market, etc. Moreover, the firm offers telecommunications network planning design and consulting services; roaming clearance services; technology platform development and maintenance services; and mobile data solutions, system integration, and development, as well as operates a network and business coordination center.

Aside from this, China Mobile is involved in network planning and optimizing construction testing and supervising activities; technology support development and training of mobile communication system; designing and selling electronic communication products; and provision of non-banking financial services, as well as computer hardware and software research and development services.

The China Mobile along with its subsidiaries has a total staff of 241,550 and maintains a leading position in Mainland China in terms of customer base which reached 807 million as of December 31, 2014. The company was formerly known as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Limited and changed its name to China Mobile Limited in May 2006.

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