China Mobile promotes digital music, to provide 1.68 mln music tracks
CHENGDU, Dec 10, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
China Mobile (CHL.NYSE;
00941.HK), the largest mobile operator in the country, will adopt
Dolby Pulse technology and its Mi-Cu player to provide digital music
entertainment services in 2013, with the aim of offering 1.68 million
legitimate music tracks to its 700 million users.
Meanwhile, compared with MP3, the Dolby high-definition music
will save about 70 percent of Internet bandwidth for customers.
According to statistics from the China Internet Network
Information Center, the number of China's Internet music users
reached 386 million by the end of last year and wireless music users
hit 700 million. The Internet music market is valued at nearly 2.8
billion yuan and music services have become the second largest
Internet application after search engines.
China Mobile's wireless music base is the country's biggest
legitimate (as distinct from pirated) music database as well as
trading platform, and provides specialized music products and
services for its users. The company now takes an 83 percent share of
China's wireless music market. (Edited by Liu Xiaoyun,
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