Monday, April 28, 2008

China - Broadband and Internet

China mobile phone user base tops 574 million in March 2008

There were 574.63 million subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2008, growing by 1.66% on month and by 19.55% on year, according to statistics published by China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII) on April 25.

The number of subscribers at the end of March accounted for 41.6% of the country's population (user density).

Also at the end of March 2008 there were 361.06 million fixed telecommunication network subscribers in China, translating into a user density of 27.8%.

In March 2008, mobile phone subscribers in China sent 58.61 billion SMS text messages, averaging 3.32 messages per subscription a day.

China Internet-access user base, March 2008

Internet-access Number of subscribers at end of March 2008

Dial-up (narrow band) 16.74 million
Dedicated lines 64,246
xDSL 56.59 million (Y/Y 37.28%)
Aggregate 71.47 million (Y/Y 27.03%)

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