Mo­bile phone users ex­ceed 1.3 bil­lion

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China’s mo­bile phone users ex­ceeded 1.3 bil­lion by the end of last year. Nearly ev­ery­one in the coun­try owns a mo­bile phone, and 29.6 per­cent of them are 4G users, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est data from the Min­istry of In­dus­try and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy.

In 2015, new 4G sub­scribes in­creased by 289 mil­lion, nearly tripling that of 2014, which brought the to­tal num­ber to 386 mil­lion by the end of last year.

Mean­while, the num­ber of 2G users fell sharply — 183 mil­lion less than a year ear­lier. The num­ber ac­counted for 39.9 per­cent by 2015, ac­cord­ing to the min­istry.

Sub­scribers of fixed tele­phone lines stood at 231 mil­lion, de­creas­ing by 18.4 mil­lion dur­ing the same pe­riod.

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