Tibet`s Internet users reach 1.2 million

At least 1.2 million people in Tibet out of total population of 3 million are internet users.

Updated: Jun 28, 2011, 22:49 PM IST

Beijing: At least 1.2 million people in
Tibet out of total population of 3 million are internet users,
official data have said.

Tibet has set up a telecommunications network that
covers all its cities, counties and towns, as well as its
major transport routes and scenic spots.

The number of Internet users reached 1.2 million in
2010 in Tibet, which has a population of three million,
according to statistics at an ongoing exhibition marking the
60th anniversary of the peaceful liberation of Tibet.

The volume of Tibet`s telecommunications services
totalled 20.3 billion yuan (USD3.13 billion) with a total
revenue of 9.1 billion yuan for the 11th Five-Year Plan period
(2006-2010).

The number of telephone service subscribers in Tibet
reached 2.01 million in 2010, covering 70 per cent of the
region`s population, Xinhua reported.

PTI