China’s telecommunication sector revenue up

February 7th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) The main business revenue of the China’s telecommunication sector reached 988 billion yuan ($157 billion) in 2011, up 10 percent year-on-year, authorities said Tuesday.

Overall users of fixed-line and mobile phones as well as Internet were charged 4.8 percent less than in the previous year, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) chief engineer Zhu Hongren said at a press conference in Beijing.

Zhu said that as of the end of December, the number of phone users reached 1.27 billion, of which 128 million were 3G users.

In 2011 alone, 3G users increased by 81.37 million, reported Xinhua.

He also said that the number of China’s Internet users hit 513 million, or 38.3 percent of the nation’s population.

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