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Internet in China: broadband users top 99.33 million

China added 16.45 million broadband users in the first nine months of 2009, bringing the total to 99.33 million, data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently showed […]

China added 16.45 million broadband users in the first nine months of 2009, bringing the total to 99.33 million, data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently showed.

China had 360 million Internet users by the end of September, said Zhu Jun, deputy director of the telecom development department under the MIIT. The figure was compared with 338 million by the end of June.

Broadband was available in 96 percent of townships, and 91 percent of administrative villages had access to Internet by the end of September.

China is also pushing forward construction of 3G network. In the first nine months, the top three telecommunication operators injected 96.1 billion yuan (14.07 billion U.S. dollars) in building 3G network.

via China’s broadband users top 99.33 mln – People’s Daily Online.

By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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