Jun. 27, 2012 (China Knowledge) - The number of phone users in China increased by 10.47 million to about 1.32 billion in May this year, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in a statement posted on its website.
In the period from January to May, the country saw a net addition of 54.47 million mobile phone users, which brought the total number of mobile phone users to 1.04 billion. In May, the number of mobile phone users increased by 10.67 million.
The number of 3G users in China increased by 38.25 million to a total of 166.68 million in the first five 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 117.71 million, 73.13 million, 70.90 million, 60.53 million and 53.07 million at the end of May, respectively.
However, the number of fixed-line users decreased by 1.56 million to 283.56 million in the first five months.
The number of Internet broadband users increased by 11.53 million to 161.53 million in the period.