BARCELONA, Spain Feb. 14, 2011
On receiving the award, Chairman Wang commented, "We are so privileged to live in an information world. The development of mobile and the Internet have accelerated communications around the Earth a thousand times faster than before. Even the longest distance feels so near, and mobility has changed people’s lives. I am excited by the opportunities that our industry creates every day. I am honoured to be recognised by the GSMA with this award. China Mobile will maintain its efforts, and join hands with operators, vendors, application service providers as well as the GSMA and other international organisations, to create a better information society."
Over the last six years, China Mobile has witnessed a period of tremendous expansion, growing from 200 million subscribers in 2004 to nearly 600 million mobile customers, or approximately one-eighth of the total world market. China Mobile is today ranked as the world’s number one operator, reporting the highest mobile subscriber connections and mobile revenues. China Mobile has been instrumental in driving innovation in areas such as its mobile applications store, mobile payments, mobileTV, and mLearning, while making breakthroughs in critical technology and research about the "Internet of Things", upgrading its core network to become fully IP-based and establishing an all IP network that is now the world’s largest. China Mobile has promoted the international standardisation of TD-LTE, ensuring interoperability with the world’s next-generation Mobile Broadband technology.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile communications industry.