Number of Chinese 3G users surpasses 50m

February 26th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has said that three years after the establishment of third-generation (3G) networks by China’s three major telecommunications companies, the number of 3G users passed 50 million in January.

That number is expected to swell to 150 million by the end of the year, the ministry said, reports the China Daily.

“Now telecom carriers have a large number of subsidized 3G phones available to attract users”, which will intensify the competition between China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, said Kevin Wang, research director of China operations at the US-based research company, iSuppli Corp.

According to statistics from China Mobile, it had a total of 22.6 million 3G users in January, while China Unicom had 15.47 million and China Telecom attracted 13.64 million. (ANI)

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