China Telecom and China Netcom
lost 880,000 and 362,000 fixed-line subscribers, respectively, in April. In March,
they lost 920,000 and 504,000, respectively. The downturn in
fixed-line subscribers is attributed to competition from the
country's mobile operators, which have slashed fees substantially
recently, prompting Chinese to give up landlines in favor of mobile phones.
Source: Xinhua News Agency