In end of March 2008 they were 574 millions cellphone users in China (+94 mio in 2007), a 20% increase compared to last year. It also mean that 40% of the Chinese population own a cellphone.
The NBS reveals that in March 08, 58 billions SMS were sent (nearly 700 billions/year !)
28% of Chinese population (361 millions) uses a fixed telephone, but landline operators are losing customers (minus 4 millions for the 1sr quarter 08) as calls from mobile phones are cheaper than through landlines.
China Mobile, the first Chinese mobile phone operator has 377 millions customers at end of January (+22.6%) while Unicom China only has 181 millions customers.Tags: 2008, billions, cellphone, China, china mobile, landline, mobile, mobile phone, mobile phone operator, mobile phones, national bureau of statistics of china, population, sms, statistics, Unicom