--- SEARCH ---
Learning Chinese
Learn to Cook Chinese Dishes
Exchange Rates
Hotel Service

Hot Links
China Development Gateway
Chinese Embassies

Mobile Phone Use Rises in China
The number of mobile phone users in the Chinese mainland had reached 176 million by the end of June of this year, the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) said Monday.

This is an increase of 31.35 million mobile phone users in the first half of this year while the number using pagers fell by 10.98 million to stand at 25.07 million.

An official with the MII said China's telecommunications sectoris still expanding in the first six months of this year as sales in the sector totaled 184.5 billion yuan (22.31 billion US dollars), up 16 percent on the same period last year.

He said the number of the fixed telephone subscribers on the Chinese mainland was 198 million by the end of June, an increase of 19.9 million fixed phone users in the first half of this year.

Statistics show 30.2 out of every 100 people have fixed telephones and 13.86 have mobile telephones.

Experts predicted that if the current speed of growth continues,the number of mobile phone users will surpass fixed phone users in May or June next year.

(Xinhua News Agency July 17, 2002)

Microsoft & TCL Put Heads Together for Mobile Phone Market in China
China Mobile to Formally Launch GPRS
China Outstanding In World IT Industry
China to Outpace U.S. in Cell Phone Use
One Out of Four Shanghai Residents Uses Mobile Phone
Special Mobile Phone Launched for Deaf & Mute
Print This Page
Email This Page
About Us SiteMap Feedback
Copyright © China Internet Information Center. All Rights Reserved
E-mail: webmaster@china.org.cn Tel: 86-10-68326688