May. 24, 2012 (China Knowledge) - The number of phone users in China increased by 10.95 million to about 1.31 billion in April this year, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
in a statement posted on its website.
In the period from January to April, the country saw a net addition of 43.80 million mobile phone users, which brought the total number of mobile phone users to 1.03 billion. In April, the number of mobile phone users increased by 11.23 million.
The number of 3G users in China increased by 30.55 million to a total of 158.97 million in the first four 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 110.85 million, 72.56 million, 70.55 million, 60.21 million and 52.87 million at the end of April, respectively.
However, the number of fixed-line users decreased by 1.36 million to 283.76 million in the first four months.
The number of Internet broadband users increased by 9.31 million to 159.31 million in the first four months.