China's telecom industry posts 7.9 pct surge in business volume in Jan.-Jul.
BEIJING, Aug 20, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
China's telecom industry registered
804.54 billion yuan in business volume in the first seven months of
2013, growing by 7.9 percent year on year, the Ministry of Industry
and Information Technology announced on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, its main operating turnovers totaled 664.53 billion
yuan in the period, up 8.8 percent.
About 80.5 percent of the industry's operating turnover growth was
contributed by data business in the period, while the traditional
voice business only contributed 6.2 percent.
According to the ministry, the data and Internet business
generated 188.85 billion yuan of operating turnover, growing by 29.6
percent year on year and accounting for 28.4 percent of the
industry's total. Of the amount, 102.29 billion yuan were generated
by mobile data business, rising 54.9 percent year on year.
The voice business generated 310.53 billion yuan of operating
turnover in the seven months, growing by 1.1 percent year on year,
0.8 percentage points slower than in the same period of 2012.
Western China posted a rapid growth in telecom business volume in
the period, and the growth rates of telecom business volume and
operating turnovers in Tibet respectively hit 16.4 percent and 21.3
percent year on year, ranking first in the country.
On the other hand, China Telecom (CHA.NYSE; 00728.HK) achieved an
operating turnover of 172.05 billion yuan in the seven months,
growing by 11.4 percent year on year; while China Mobile (CHL.NYSE;
00941.HK) and China Unicom (CHU.NYSE; 00762.HK; 600050.SH) saw their
operating turnovers respectively rise 5.6 percent and 13.6 percent
year on year to 351.92 billion yuan and 140.56 billion yuan. The
three basic telecom operators shared the industry's total operating
turnover by 25.8 percent, 53 percent and 21.2 percent, and shared the
3G market by 24.9 percent, 43.9 percent and 31.2 percent. (Edited by
Li Xiaoyu, Lixy@xinhua.org)
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