China mobile phone user base surpasses 583 million in April
There were 583.51 million subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of April 2008, growing by 1.54% on month and by 19.71% on year, according to statistics published by China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII) on its Chinese-language web site.
The number of subscribers at the end of April accounted for 41.6% of the country's population (user density).
Also at the end of April there were 360.04 million subscribers of fixed telecommunication networks in China, translating into a user density of 27.8%.
In April 2008, mobile phone subscribers in China sent 54.14 billion short messages, averaging 3.12 short messages per phone number a day.
China's Internet-access user base, April 2008
Internet-access mode Number of subscribers at end of April
Dial-up (narrow band) 16.54 million
Dedicated lines 65,034
xDSL 57.71 million (Y/Y 36.92%)
Aggregate 72.94 million (Y/Y 27.37%)