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2012, 1:24 PM
China Mobile (CHL) is holding revenue-sharing talks with Tencent (TCEHY.PK) over the heavy...
China Mobile (CHL) is holding revenue-sharing talks with Tencent (TCEHY.PK) over the heavy traffic volumes generates by the latter's apps, claims a Chinese telecom ministry official. Media reports have indicated Tencent accounts for 40% of the data traffic seen by CHL's largest subsidiary, but a much smaller portion of its data revenue. With CHL's ARPU below $11, such revenue-sharing deals could be crucial to the carrier's ability to finance its 3G/4G investments as data traffic soars.