Monday, 7 January 2013

Tencent accounts for over 40% of China Mobile's data traffic

"Wei Leping, director of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's (MIIT) Communications Science & Technology Commission, announced at the recent China Communications Industry Conference in Beijing that China Mobile and Shenzhen-based internet company Tencent are in talks to resolve issues over mobile traffic.
China's telecom operators have seen little upside in revenue from increasing mobile data traffic, said Wei, partly due to the effect of internet firms. "Currently, Tencent accounts for a single-digit percentage of China Mobile revenue, but Tencent accounts for over 40% of the operator's overall data traffic," said Wei, "how can the operator tolerate this situation?" According to media reports, Tencent's QQ applications account for approximately 40% of Guangdong Mobile's data traffic, but the operator only receives RMB 5 per 20MB of data traffic."

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