China's mobile subscribers rise 1.3 percent in Sept

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Posted: Oct 28, 2011 3:48 AM

(Reuters) - China, the world's largest mobile phone market, saw a 1.32 percent monthly increase in total number of mobile subscribers to 939.5 million in September, data from the country's three telecom operators showed.

China Mobile, the country's largest mobile carrier, said its mobile subscribers in September increased to 633.5 million, including 43.2 million 3G subscribers.

China Unicom, the No. 2 carrier, said mobile subscribers rose to 189.03 million, including 30.23 million 3G subscribers.

Mobile subscribers at China Telecom, the smallest of the three operators, increased to 116.95 million, including 28.43 million for 3G subscribers.

(Reporting by Christina Lo in Hong Kong; Editing by Vinu Pilakkott)