China Mobile added 4.8m new mobile users in Dec. 06 and 54.6m in 2006 (up 28.5%), ended 2006 with 301,2m mobile subscribers. China Unicom added 1.3m new users in Dec.06, and 14.6m news users in 2006, down 7%, and ended 2006 with 142.4m mobile subscribers, of which 106m are GSM and 36.5 are CDMA.
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Mobitel (Bulgaria) said its subscriber base grew 19% to 4.3m at the end of 2006.
Colombia had 27.7m mobile subscribers at end-2006, down from 29.2m unaudited at the end of Sept. 06. Comcel leads the market with 17.8m, followed by Movistar with 7.7m and Tigo with 2.1m.
Astelit (Ukraine) saw its subscriber base double in 2006 to 5.6m.