China, the world\'s most populous country, has more than 1 billion cell phone users, The number of mobile phone users in China increased by 32.57 million to 1.02 billion in the first quarter of this year, according to data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Friday.
The mobile phone users\' data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has reflected how Chinese nationals are increasingly relying on mobile phones as a primary method of communication, reported Xinhua.
Of the mobile phone users, the number of subscribers to 3G services expanded by 23.64 million to 152.06 million during the period. According to data released Monday from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. That means nearly 100 percent of the population has access to telephones and 75 percent own a mobile phone. The number of landline users fell by 828,000, to 284.3 million last year.
Core business revenue of the communications industry for that same period was 160.6 billion yuan, an increase of 11.3 percent over the same period last year.