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China mobile subscribers hit 1 billion

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China mobile subscribers hit 1 billion
China is the biggest country in the world and with over 1 billion population, it shouldn’t surprise you to hear that the country mobile subscribers grew to over 1 billion recently.

It’s the first country in the world to have reached such impressive figures. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology reported that mobile subscribers in the country stood at 997 million in late February, and were expected to make the leap further to 1 billion soon. We’re already in March and this should have happened.

China’s adoption of mobile technology has skyrocketed in recent years. There were “only” 500 million subscribers in 2007, and now, nearly five years later that number has doubled to cover almost the entire population of the country.

While it's still behind in terms of smartphone connections, China is progressing rapidly. Nokia, Samsung and Huawei, though, still hold the top spots as smartphone makers there, followed by Apple.

Apple in particular, though, is increasing its presence there and has said many times that the world's most populous country will be a key area of focus. Apple's iPhone is now officially available on two Chinese carriers. 

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:57

1. quakan (Posts: 1223; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


They must have a lot of spectrum.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 08:04 4

2. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Imagine the profits of these carriers.

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 20:40

7. Goldeneye (Posts: 361; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


Like everything else these companies are property of the Chinese government , I mean the Chinese people.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 08:12 3

3. Tarzan (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


LOL this statement seriously made me laugh.

"It’s the first country in the world to have reached such impressive figures."

There are only 2 countries with population 1 Billion plus, so yeh not really a competition there. Having said that, its really is an impressive figure.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 10:46

4. max9777 (Posts: 74; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


Actually PhoneArena writers before you write your next article, do your geographic research, China is not the biggest Country in the world. Maybe one of the most populated Countries but def not the biggest.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 15:50

5. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Damn!!! Talk about a monopoly. Guess they don't have laws like that over there. This carrier is probably run by the government and you'll be taken away during the night if you try to get a different carrier.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 22:06 1

6. Triton (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


They must have allot of spectrum to support 1 billion subscribers. Like more radio towers than trees.

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