MIIT-China July Mobile Phone User Base Grows to 1.295 Billion

There were 1.295 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of July 2015, growing 0.13% sequentially and 2.47% on year, and 444.08 million (34.30%) of them were 3G users, 250.52 million (19.35%) 4G users and 937.43 million (72.41%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

The July number of subscribers represents a penetration of 94.5% of the country’s population.

There were 240.1 million subscribers of fixed-line telephone services in China in July, translating into a penetration rate of 17.7%.

Mobile phone subscribers in China sent 57.65 billion text messages in total in July, or 1.44 text messages per phone number a day, and mobile access to the Internet resulted in total traffic of 346,681Tb.

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