Thursday, January 28, 2010

China - Ministry says 3G users reached15 million at the end of 2009

[jlm pacific epoch] China recorded 13.07 million 3G users by the end of November 2009, and the number is expected to have exceeded 15 million by the end of that year, the China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced January 14.

China's three telecom operators -- China Mobile(NYSE:CHL, 0941.HK), China Unicom and China Telecom -- have together invested a total of RMB 160.9 billion in 3G by the end of November and completed 325,000 3G base stations in 2009, the report said.

China had 9.77 million 3G users by the end of October 2009, MIIT said on December 15.

MIIT: China's 3G Users Hit 15m by End of '09

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