China Mobile Population to Hit 1 Billion
China Mobile Population is expected to hit 1 billion in the coming days.
The total number of mobile subscribers reached 999.7 million in February (+1.23%), according to the statistics provided by the three national telecommunications operators.
The world’s largest mobile carrier China Mobile confirmed to have 661 million subscribers, including 57 million 3G subscribers. Note that it doesn’t offer any iPhone yet.
Mobile subscribers at China Unicom, the No.2 carrier in the country, reached 206 million (46 million for 3G subscribers).
China Telecom mobile subscribers were 132 million, including 41 million 3G users.
Here are the main reasons that could explain these figures:
- The size of the Chinese market: over 1.33 billion people were living in the country in 2011.
- The development of high-bandwidth mobile networks.
- The enrichment of China's population.
- The interest of Chinese for smartphones.
According to the latest figures from CNNIC in 2011, there were over 350 million people who accessed the Internet through their mobile phone in 2011 compared to the overall China Internet population.