May. 2, 2012 (China Knowledge) - The number of phone users in China increased by 11.65 million to about 1.3 billion in March this year, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
in a statement posted on its website.
In the period from January to March, the country saw a net addition of 32.57 million mobile phone users, which brought the total number of mobile phone users to 1.02 billion. In March, the number of mobile phone users increased by 11.9 million.
The number of 3G users in China also increased by 23.64 million to a total of 152.06 million in the first three 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 110.13 million, 70.79 million, 69.82 million, 59.81 million and 52.85 million respectively at the end of March.
However, the number of fixed-line users decreased by 1.08 million to 284.04 million in the first three months.
The number of Internet broadband users increased by 7.55 million to 157.55 million in the first three months.