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China's mobile phone users reach 930 million

(Beijing Times)

13:25, August 30, 2011

Edited and translated by Liu Xiaoning, People's Daily Online

China's mobile phone users grew by nearly 71 million in the first seven months of 2011 to reach 930 million, and the total number of 3G mobile phone service subscribers expanded to 87.2 million, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The entire telecommunications industry reported 559 billion yuan in business revenues from January to July, a 10 percent growth year-on-year, according to the ministry. The total revenue of the mobile communication business reached 400 billion yuan, accounting for more than 70 percent of the sector's total revenue.

The number of fixed-line subscribers, however, dropped by 4.8 million to 289 million.

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