Mobile phone users exceed 1.3 billion
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.