MII: China's Handset Penetration Reaches 41.6%
China added 9.46 million mobile phone users in February to reach 565 million handset users by the end of the month, according to Ministry of Industry and Information (MII) data released on March 24. China lost 1.76 million fixed-line users to reach 362 million in the same period. Handset users sent out 116.26 billion SMS messages in the first two months of 2008 for a year-on-year increase of 33.2 percent. China's mobile phone penetration rate has reached 41.6 percent, according to IIM data.
The nation's telecom industry revenue increased 10.1 percent year-on-year to reach RMB122.03 billion in February.