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Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: mobile phone users exceed 940 million

China’s mobile phone operators had 81.08 million new subscribers in the first eight months of 2011, bringing their total number of users to a record high of 940.09 million, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said recently […]

China’s mobile phone operators had 81.08 million new subscribers in the first eight months of 2011, bringing their total number of users to a record high of 940.09 million, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said recently.

More than half of the new subscribers were 3G users, and the total number of 3G users in the country reached 94.12 million, according to a statement posted on the ministry’s website.

The country’s telephone users totaled 1.23 billion by the end of August, due to the steady rise in the number of mobile phone users, the statement said.

During the first eight months, revenues of China’s telecommunication sector rose 10.1 percent year-on-year to reach 647.73 billion yuan ($101.21 billion).

About 71.89 percent of the industry’s revenues came from the mobile sector, compared with 69.38 percent for the same period last year, the statement said

via China’s mobile phone users exceed 940m | Industries | chinadaily.com.cn.

By Itamar Medeiros

I'm a Strategist, Branding Specialist, Experience Designer, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator based in Germany, where I work as Director of Design Strategy and Systems at SAP and visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, I've helped truly global companies in several countries (Brazil, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During my 7 years in China, I've promoted 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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