Thursday, August 9, 2018

China Mobile IoT Connections Grow 155 Million in First Half of 2018

With the caveat that one has to be careful about extrapolating too much from a single year’s financial results, or even a half year’s worth, China Mobile financial results so far in 2018 provide an excellent illustration of why mobile service providers are pinning so much hope on internet of things and other “non-human user” revenue sources.

In the first half of 2018, China Mobile has seen communications service revenue dip 5.5 percent, year over year, with mobile average revenue per user dipping 6.6 percent, year over year.

“In the first half of 2018, our IoT business achieved rapid growth, with a net addition of 155 million IoT smart connections,” China Mobile says. “The total number of IoT smart connections has reached 384 million and revenue from IoT business recorded a year-on-year growth of 47.6 percent.”

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