Mobile Internet, new growth engine of China's mobile communications
Mobile Internet has becomes a new growth engine for China's mobile communications, said Xi Guohua, vice-minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Xi made the remark at the 2nd Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit 2008.
According to Xi, the ministry will formulate policies concerning industry, technology and services to strengthen policy directing, management and standardization of mobile Internet and next-generation networks (NGNs), creating a favorable market environment.
China is gearing up to issue its long-awaited 3G licenses in short time. This will accelerate the development of mobile Internet.
Statistics show that in the first half of this year, 73.05 million Chinese people had access to mobile phone Internet, accounting for 28.9 percent of the total Internet users.