The number of people using fast wireless services from China Mobile is larger than the population of the United States.
Chinese telecom operator China Mobile recently published its operating statistics for June 2016, wand the company showed that the company continued to lead the 4G sector and left its two competitors China Unicom and China Telecom far behind.
By June 30, 2016, China Mobile's number of 4G users reached 428.541 million. During that month, the company gained 19.225 million new 4G users, which was the second best performance over the first half of 2016 following January. The population of the United States, according to U.S.-based Census.gov, is 324 million.
Meanwhile, China Mobile reported total number of users of 837.038 million, representing an average monthly increase of 1.8 million users. However, its 3G users saw an average monthly decrease of 6.085 million to 132.865 million users. The number of its broadband users reached 65.836 million by the end of June 2016. During the first half of the year, China Mobile gained 10.807 million new broadband users, with an average monthly increase of 1.801 million users.
According to reports in Chinese local media, by the end of June 2016, China Unicom had 72.417 million 4G users and China Telecom had 90.1 million 4G users.