The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently published numbers about the communications industry. The total number of telephone users has reached 1.1 billion, among whom are 0.7 billion cell phone users. Broadband Internet users passed 100 million for the first time. This October, the number of landline users declined by 2.4 million, while mobile phone users increased 9.7 million. Dial-up Internet cusomers declined by 3.4 million.
Source: China News Service, November 23 2009