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China Telecom to further increase Wi-Fi hotspots

By Zhang Xinxin (Beijing Daily)

15:41, January 18, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

China Telecom will continue to increase Wi-Fi hotspots and improve its differentiated 3G services, as the company expects the demand for its CDMA handsets to exceed 80 million units in 2012.

China Telecom finished 2011 with more than 129 million mobile subscribers and the number of its upstream partners in the CDMA business increased by 140 from 2010. Covering 137 different brands, the sales of the company's CDMA handsets rose 40 percent in 2011 from the previous year.

Given major technological breakthroughs, the mobile Internet industry has entered a new phase, and the combination of smartphones and various services and applications will be the mainstay of the industry. China Telecom predicts that the demand for its CDMA handsets will exceed 80 million units in 2012, including 45 million 3G smartphones.


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