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Chinese People and their Mobile Phones: Over 180 million internet users access Internet via mobile phone

As of the end of August 2009, 181 million Chinese netizens were using mobile phones as wireless Internet access terminals and this number is steadily increasing, according to a report jointly issued by China Internet Network Information Center and CR-Nielsen […]

As of the end of August 2009, 181 million Chinese netizens were using mobile phones as wireless Internet access terminals and this number is steadily increasing, according to a report jointly issued by China Internet Network Information Center and CR-Nielsen.

Since the granting of a 3G (the third-generation technology) license in January, it has been recognized by the majority of its users.

The report also finds that most 3G mobile phone users are satisfied with the stability of signal and the net speed. They also give a higher assessment to the value of 3G service. While the cost remains the top factor in selecting the 3G service: 63% of 3G mobile phone users hope to access Internet with no limit of duration and network traffic, they pay 85.53 yuan (a little over 12 US dollars) per month.

via Over 180 million netizens access Internet via mobile phone – 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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