Telecom Lead Asia: China Unicom has posted 20 percent
increase in half year revenue to RMB 121.69 billion.
Service revenue increased 13.3 percent to RMB 102.39
Net profit grew 31.9 percent to RMB 3.43 billion.
China’s second largest operator spent around RMB 38.94
billion as capital expenditure.
Revenue from the mobile business and the non-voice
business accounted for 59.1 percent and 52.3 percent of its total service
In the first half year, service revenue from the mobile
business was RMB 60.48 billion, up 23.4 percent over the same period last year.
The number of mobile subscribers reached 219.249 million,
up 20.7 percent.
The ARPU of mobile subscribers was RMB 48.1, up 2.8
Revenue from the non-voice business and 3G business
accounted for 40.6 percent and 44.5 percent of the service revenue from the
mobile business respectively.
In the first half year, China Unicom added 17.511 million
3G subscribers. Total number of 3G subscribers reached 57.530 million.
The ARPU of subscribers and average monthly data flow of
mobile phone subscribers were RMB91.8 and 138.3MB respectively.
Service revenue from the 3G business was RMB26.90
billion, which doubled the amount of the same period last year, and economy of
scale has been gradually emerged.
As at 30 June 2012, the contract subscribers accounted
for 47.7 percent of total 3G subscribers, an increase of 12.3 percent from the
end of last year.
In the first half year, sales from social channels
accounted for 60 percent of 3G business. Sales per store of the listed stores
increased 37 percent over the same period last year.
Eyeing on the future, the company built an e-commerce
platform and launched products that are only available for online sales, in
order to expand the impact of its e-channel.
Revenue from online sales stores in the first half year
exceeded RMB 15 billion.
Service revenue was RMB 33.58 billion, down 6.3 percent.
The dip in revenue was mainly attributed to the decline in the traditional GSM
businesses including voice and SMS.
Revenue from the mobile Internet business increased 16.2
Its service revenue from the fixed-line business was
RMB41.50 billion, an increase of 1.5 percent.
Revenue from the non-voice business accounted for 69.0
The net additions of fixed-line broadband subscribers
were 4.876 million and the total number of subscribers reached 60.527 million.
Service revenue from the fixed-line broadband business
was RMB19.40 billion, an increase of 13.0 percent, and accounted for 46.7
percent of the service revenue from the fixed-line business.
The fixed-line broadband business became the top revenue
contributor of the fixed-line business.
The number of 3G base stations increased by 43,000. HSPA+
coverage was extended to 77 cities.
In the first half year, the number of fixed-line
broadband access ports increased by 29.3 percent over the same period last year
and the percentage of access ports with bandwidth over 20M was 44 percent.