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Key Operation Data
Selected Unaudited Key Performance Indicators
Financial Data
Selected Unaudited Key Operational Statistics Of CMHK and its subsidiaries or the "Group" As at 20 Mar 2002 /
From 1 Jan to 20 Mar 2002 (Total 79 days)
As at 31 Dec 2001 /
From 21 Sep to 31 Dec 2001 (Total 102 days)
As at 20 Sep 2001 /
From 1 Jul to 20 Sep 2001 (Total 82 days)
Number of Subscribers 74.59 million 69.64 million 63.77 million
* Total Revenue (RMB) 23.35 billion
(equivalent to approx.
HK$22.03 billion)
28.30 billion
(equivalent to approx.
HK$26.70 billion)
23.17 billion
(equivalent to approx.
HK$21.86 billion)
* Average Revenue per User per Month (ARPU) (RMB/User/Month) 125
(equivalent to approx.
HK$118)
127
(equivalent to approx.
HK$120)
140
(equivalent to approx.
HK$132)
* Total Usage (Minutes) 39.31 billion 47.55 billion 36.58 billion
* Average Usage per User per Month (MOU) (Minutes/User/Month) 210 213 222
* Average Revenue per Minute (RMB) 0.594 0.595 0.633
Number of Users of Mobile Data Services 25.25 million 21.32 million 19.17 million
* Short Message Services Usage Volume (Messages) 4.21 billion 3.32 billion 1.46 billion
Network Capacity (Users) 87.96 million 83.62 million 80.34 million
Network Utilisation Rate 84.8% 83.3% 79.4%
Number of Employees 39,061 38,748 38,543
Labour Productivity (Subscribers/Employee) 1,910 1,797 1,655

Notes:
* for the relevant reporting period

The business of the Group continued to develop satisfactorily in the first reporting quarter of 2002, with a sustained rapid growth in the number of subscribers. As at 20 Mar 2002, the Group had 74.59 million subscribers, representing a net increase of 4.95 million subscribers in less than 3 months from the subscriber base as at 31 December 2001. As the penetration rate of mobile telecommunications services in China rises, the number of low usage subscribers also continues to increase.

Although the Group's MOU and ARPU for the first reporting quarter of this year continued to decline (as shown in the above table), the rate of such decline has been noticeably alleviated. ARPU for the first reporting quarter of 2002 was RMB125, representing a decrease of only RMB2 from that for the fourth reporting quarter of 2001 of RMB127. Average revenue per minute was RMB0.594, which is about the same as that for the fourth reporting quarter of 2001, whereas the average daily usage volume and average daily revenue continued to grow favorably.

As at 20 Mar 2002, the Group had 25.25 million users of mobile data services, representing 34% of the Group's total number of subscribers and a net increase of 3.93 million subscribers from that as at 31 December 2001. The average short message services usage volume per day for the first reporting quarter of 2002 increased by 64% from that in the fourth reporting quarter of 2001.

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