Xinhua recently reported that, based on the Communication Industry’s data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, by the end of February 2012, China had 1.007 billion mobile phone users. The total number of all telephone users was 1.29 billion. It is expected that the total will rise to 1.3 billion by the end of March. Among the 1 billion mobile phone users, 144 million are on the 3G network. According to past statistics, the number of Chinese cellphone users reached 800 million in June 2010 and 900 million in April 2011. Since this new landmark was achieved in February 2012, it seems the Chinese cellphone market is growing at a rate of 100 million every 10 months.
Source: Xinhua, March 31, 2012