China mobile phone users increases to 996 million
Revenues posted by China's telecommunication industry would be the envy of western economies with these sets of numbers.
Main business revenues for China's telecommunications sector rose 12.2 percent year-on-year growth in January to reach 81.63 billion yuan (12.89 billion U.S. dollars), MIIT said.
Mobile phone users increased by 10.35 million to 996.6 million.
China added 8.18 million 3G mobile service subscribers in January, bringing its total number of 3G users to 136.6 million.
The number of telephone subscribers gained 9.94 million in January to reach 1.28 billion, the ministry said in a statement on its website.
The number of broadband Internet users increased by 2.51 million in January to 152.51 million, while the number of dial-up connection users dropped by 5,000 to 5.5 million.
Predictably and following western trends, the number of fixed-line subscribers dropped by 409,000 to 284.7 million.
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