China's phone users surpass 1.1 billion mark

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Beijing, June 29 (ANI): The number of phone users in China continues to grow, as it surpassed 1.1 billion by May end.

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) figures showed that the country added 40.8 million phone users during the January-May period.

During the period, fixed-line telephone users dropped about 7.8 million to 306 million, while mobile phone users jumped 48.5 million to 796 million, Xinhua news agency reports.

Meanwhile, the number of broadband Internet users in the country jumped nearly 9.8 million to 113 million.

The telecommunications industry recorded about 1.23 trillion yuan of business income in the five-month period, up 21.6 percent year on year. (ANI)

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