Apr. 2, 2012 (China Knowledge) - The number of phone users in China increased by 9.91 million to about 1.29 billion in February this year, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
in a statement posted on its website.
In the period from January to February, the country saw a net addition of 20.67 million mobile phone users, which brought the total number of mobile phone users to 1 billion. In February the number of mobile phone users increased by 10.32 million.
The number of 3G users in China also increased by 15.50 million to a total of 143.92 million in the first two months of this year.
The five provinces that have the most mobile phone subscribers are Guangdong
Province and Henan
Province, whose mobile phone users are 108.83 million, 71.67 million, 69.22 million, 58.97 million and 52.62 million respectively at the end of February.
However, the number of fixed-line users decreased by 828,000 million to 284.29 million in the first two months.
The number of Internet broadband users increased by 4.96 million to 154.96 million in the first two months of this year.