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Chinese Mobile Operator Growth

What a difference a month can make -- China's mobile operators reported October user statistics on Monday. China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 762.HK) added 1.22 million new mobile phone users in October, good for 5.4 percent monthly user growth.

China Unicom had 125 million mobile phone subscribers through the end of October. China Unicom added 262,000 CDMA users, to bring its total CDMA user number to 32.17 million. Unicom added 959,000 new GSM users to bring its total number of GSM users to 93.19 million through the end of October.

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL, 0941.HK) recorded 3.9 million new subscribers in October, including 3.788 million prepaid subscribers and 115,000 contract subscribers. Through the end of October, China Mobile had 238.78 million users.

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