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China's telecom sector sees faster revenue growth in Q1

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-04-24 20:45
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Photo taken on Nov 26, 2020 shows a 5G-themed exhibition held during the World 5G Convention in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - China's telecommunications industry registered faster growth of revenue in the first quarter (Q1) of the year, official data shows.

The combined industrial revenue rose 6.5 percent year-on-year to 360.1 billion yuan ($55.46 billion) in Q1, up 4.7 percentage points from the growth in Q1 last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

By the end of March, China's three telecom giants -- China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom -- had 1.6 billion mobile phone users, with the number of 5G subscribers reaching 285 million, the ministry said.

The three telecom companies also saw a steady increase in the number of fixed broadband internet users by the end of March, with subscribers rising to 497 million, a net increase of 13.71 million from the end of last year.

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