Jul. 25, 2012 (China Knowledge) - The number of phone users in China increased by 11.01 million to about 1.34 billion in June this year, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
in a statement posted on its website.
In the period from January to June, the country saw a net addition of 65.73 million mobile phone users, which brought the total number of mobile phone users to 1.05 billion. In June, the number of mobile phone users increased by 11.26 million.
The number of 3G users in China increased by 47.33 million to a total of 175.75 million in the first six 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 112.38 million, 73.80 million, 71.59 million, 60.82 million and 53.84 million at the end of June, respectively.
However, the number of fixed-line users decreased by 1.81 million to 283.31 million in the first six months
The number of Internet broadband users increased by 14.03 million to 164.03 million in the period.