Mobile Internet users in China to hit 800 mln in 2015

09:18, November 18, 2010      

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The number of mobile Internet users in China is on the path to reaching 800 million by 2015, and the total assets of the industry is to run over 100 billion yuan ($15.05 million), the Communication Information News reported Wednesday, citing a research report from the China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC).

According to the report, the time users consume surfing the net via their mobile phones exceed sharply the time spent over PCs, which indicates how imminent it is that the mobile Internet industry will beam to be the next stage of development for the IT and communications industries.

Kai-Fu Lee, former president of Google China and founder of investment company Innovation Works, mentioned in the report that mobile Internet is a relatively new frontier with many opportunities, since competition in the Internet market has basically reached its peak.

As of June 30, 2010, China was home to 440 million Internet users and 277 million mobile Internet users, 33 percent of which access the world wide web through their palm-sized cell phones. According to the statistics released by domestic research firm Analysys International, China's mobile Internet market totalized 38.8 billion yuan ($5.84 billion) in revenue last year.

Source: Global Times


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