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China's mobile phone users hit 1.1 bln


08:26, November 30, 2012

BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The number of mobile phone users in China increased by 109.2 million in the first 10 months to reach 1.095 billion by the end of October, official figures showed Thursday.

Meanwhile, the number of users of terminals based on third-generation technology increased 83.99 million during the 10-month period, reaching 212.4 million as of the end of October, according to data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

During the first 10 months, the country's telecom sector reported 893.7 billion yuan in main business revenues, up 9.2 percent year on year.

Revenues from mobile telecommunication services grew 11.1 percent to 658.6 billion yuan, accounting for 73.7 percent of the sector's total revenues during the period, up from 72.4 percent in the equivalent spell last year, the data showed.

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