China's 3G users totaled 128 million at end of last year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
The total 3G users comprised 51.21 million from China Mobile Ltd<0941
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China Unicom Ltd <600050><0762
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The total number of 3G base stations in the country had hit 814,000 at the end of 2011, comprising 220,000 owned by China Mobile, 269,500 by China Telecom and 324,500 by China Unicom. The country's investment in 3G sector had amounted to RMB 455.6 billion.