China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile phone service provider, which boasted 421.7 million subscribers as of the end of July, said membership to a number of its services has grown sharply.
Membership to its mobile music business reached 80.83 million. This is probably through users logging in to listen to Faye Wang and Li Yuchun (both shown here) and other popular music stars.
Fetion instant messaging service hit 111.81 million subscribers.
Along with communicating online, Fetion users can send instant messages from desktop computers to others’ mobile phones, and vice-versa.
The company has also worked on custom services for enterprises and said its corporate customer base for such services had reached 2.39 million companies as of the end of June.
Is this as high as we will go? Probably not. Although the figures are staggering in percentage of population they are not world leaders.
There is still immense room for expansion. Silly though it sounds, 80 million music users is but a start.
Source: PC World