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Chinese Internet users experience faster broadband speed

(People's Daily Online)    09:02, February 22, 2019

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the average download speed for Internet users in China reached 20Mbps, according to a recently released report on the country’s broadband speed.


The report noted that the average download speed of fixed broadband networks was 28.06Mbps, up 47.6 percent year-on-year, while the average download speed for 4G mobile broadband users increased by 21.3 percent year-on-year, up to 22.05Mbps.

For fixed broadband network users, the average page opened in 0.93 seconds and the average video download rate was 20.72Mbit/s.

China’s main broadband suppliers for fixed and mobile broadband are the country's three telecom giants, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom.

In terms of the download speed of fixed broadband networks, Shanghai, Beijing and Jiangsu Province in east China rank as the country's fastest, with an average speed exceeding 30Mbps. China Telecom ranks as the quickest, followed by China Mobile and China Unicom.

Shanghai, Beijing, Jiangsu Province, Tianjin, and Zhejiang Province are the top five in terms of the download speed for 4G mobile broadband users, with China Unicom ranking first among the three telecom giants.

China will also step up efforts in constructing 5G networks and promoting the commercial use of 5G technology, which will boost Internet innovation.

5G commercial terminals are expected to start launching in mid-2019, said the Minister for Industry and Information Technology, Miao Wei.

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