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.