China mobile handset user base grows to 600.76 million in June
There were 600.76 million subscribers for mobile communication services in China as of the end of June 2008, representing growth of 1.46% on month and 19.76% on year, according to statistics published by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT, renamed from Ministry of Information Industry).
The number of subscribers at the end of June accounted for 45.6% of the country's population (user density). Also at the end of June 2008 were there 356.32 million subscribers of fixed telecommunication networks in China, translating into a user density of 27.0%.
In June 2008, mobile phone subscribers in China sent 56.87 billion short messages, averaging 3.18 short messages per phone number a day.
China's Internet-access user base
Internet-access mode Number of subscribers at end of June 2008
Dial-up (narrow band) 15.96 million
Dedicated lines 71,391
xDSL 60.24 million (Y/Y 34.59%)
Aggregate 76.01 million (Y/Y 27.89%)