[digitimes] There were 842.04 million subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of October 2010, growing by 1.05% on month and by 15.42% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The number of subscribers accounted for 62.5% of the country's population (user density).
At the end of October, there were 300.08 million subscribers of fixed telecommunication networks in China, translating into a user density of 22.6%. In the same month, mobile phone subscribers in China sent 67.38 billion short messages, averaging 2.59 short messages per phone number a day.
China market: Mobile phone users top 842 million in October