China Mobile, China's largest mobile carrier, said its total mobile subscribers rose to about 589.3 million in January, including 22.6 million 3G subscribers.

China Unicom, the country's No. 2 mobile carrier's total mobile subscribers increased to 169.7 million for the month, including 15.5 million 3G subscribers.

China Telecom said its total mobile subscribers rose to about 94.1 million in January, including 13.6 million for 3G subscribers.