Number of Chinese mobile phone subscribers dropped slightly in May from the prior month
The number of Chinese cited by MIIT as having a mobile subscription in China last month, equals 94.6% of the country's population. Compare that to the 242.43 million in China that have an account for fixed line telephone service. That means that just 17.9% of the Chinese population are using the older technology in the country.
Returning to China's 1.292 billion mobile phone users, 455.84 million of them are connecting to a 3G pipeline (35.27%). With only 200.77 million (15.54%) connected to a 4G signal, there is plenty of opportunity for the country's top mobile operators to migrate users to 4G from 3G. Most of China's mobile users do have an internet connection. 896.94 million (69.4%) of the country's mobile phone users access the internet using the mobile browser on their handset.