Friday, 30 March 2012

There are more than a billion mobile subscribers in China

"Total telephone subscribers saw a net increase of 9.91 mln in February to reach 1.291 bln. Mobile subscribers grew by 10.33 mln to 1.007 bln, and fixed-line subscribers dropped by 419,000 to 284.29 mln. Broken down by traditional fixed-line and PHS, the PHS subscriber base declined by 595,000 subcribers to 16.34 mln, while traditional (i.e. non-PHS) fixed-line subscribers increased by 176,000 to 267.95 mln. 7.32 mln new 3G subscribers were added in February to reach a total of 143.92 mln.
A total of 71.03 bln SMS messages were sent during the month of February, bringing the total for the first 2 months of 2012 to 156.59 bln, a 7.6% increase over the figure during the same period of 2011."
Source:  Data from the Chinese Ministry of Industry & Information Technology, reported by Marbridge Daily, 30th March 2012

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