BEIJING -- China had 952.31 million mobile phone users by the end of September, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Thursday.
In a statement posted on its website, the MIIT said 12.22 million new mobile phone users signed up in September alone.
China's 3G mobile phone users reached 102.46 million by the end of September, the statement said.
The country's telephone users totaled 1.24 billion by September, with fixed-line telephone users dropping 363,000 in September to 288.43 million, according to the statement.
China's Internet users with broadband access totaled 149.93 million by the end of September, up 23.64 million year-on-year, whereas the number of dial-up connection users dropped by 198,000 to 5.7 million.