Mobile phone subscribers to hit 440m in 2006
Updated: 2006-02-02 09:07
Number of mobile phone subscribers in China is expected to reach 440 million
in 2006 with 48 million expected to be newly added this year, according to a
prediction by the Ministry of Information Industry.
Number of mobile phone
subscribers in China is expected to reach 440 million in 2006 with 48
million expected to be newly added this year.
The constant expansion of mobile phone subscribers has always been the major
income source of the communication business, which is expected to reach 700
billion yuan (US$87.5 billion) in 2006, up 10 percent over 2005, according to
China increased 58.604 million new mobile phone subscribers in 2005, with
monthly growth approaching 5 million.
More and more Chinese people begin to use mobile phones.
The ministry predicted that 33 percent of the total population will possess
mobile phones in 2006. China will firmly hold its first position in the world in
terms of its scale of mobile phone subscribers.