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China's mobile connections hit record 1.03 billion

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 17:18

Beijing: China's mobile phone users hit a record high of 1.03 billion connections at the end of April this year.

During the first four months, mobile phone users saw a net increase of nearly 43.8 million, data of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) here said.

Meanwhile, users of terminals based on third-generation technologies increased 30.55 million during the period, reaching 159 million.

During the first four months, the country's telecom sector reported 339 billion yuan (USD 53.6 billion) in main business revenues, up 10.1 percent year-on-year, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Revenues from mobile telecommunication services accounted for 72.6 percent of the sector's total revenues during the period, up from 70.8 percent in the same period last year, the report said.


First Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 17:18
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