Mar. 15, 2012 (China Knowledge) - The number of phone users in China increased by 9.94 million to about 1.28 billion in January this year, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
in a statement posted on its website.
In January, the country saw a net addition of 10.35 million mobile phone users, which brought the total number of mobile phone users to 996.60 million.
The number of 3G users in China also increased by 8.18 million to a total of 136.60 million in the month.
The five provinces that have the most mobile phone subscribers are Guangdong
Province and Henan
Province, whose mobile phone users are 107.70 million, 71.9 million, 67.75 million, 58.06 million and 51.5 million at the end of January, respectively.
However, the number of fixed-line users decreased by 409,000 million to 284.71 million in January.
The number of Internet broadband users increased by 2.51 million to 152.51 million in January, while the number of Internet dial-up users decreased by 5,000 to 5.50 million during the period.