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102 mn 3G users in China, record telephone users

Beijing: Keeping its strong growth momentum, China`s telephone users hit a new record of 1.24 billion, while the numbers of 3G users touched 102 million.

China`s 3G mobile phone users reached 102 million by the end of September, 43.16 million of which used the country`s self-developed TD-SCDMA standard, said Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Due to the fast increase of mobile phone users, China`s telephone users hit a new record high of 1.24 billion by the end of September, said Xiao Chunquan, MIIT`s director general of the Bureau of Operation Monitoring and Coordination. Xiao said the 3G network covered all cities, counties and some villages in China.

During the first three quarters, the country`s telecom sector posted a 10 per cent year-on-year growth in revenues from its main business, with comprehensive charges down 5.1 per cent, said Xiao. Besides highest tele network, China also boasts of about 450 million internet users.

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