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China: the mobile sector's sleeping giant awakens

Published: 2009-04-22

Mobile telephony services were first introduced in China in 1987 but the high cost of services and mobile handsets made it into a luxury where only the elite could afford the service. Over two decades later, China (excluding Hong Kong in the following text and charts) is the world's largest mobile market with more than 624 million subscribers at 3Q08. This article delves into the evolution of the Chinese mobile market and the impact of recent developments in the sector.

Published: 2009-04-22

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