Among them, 67.19 percent or 817 million mobile phone users are connected to the Internet and 34.5 percent of them are 3G users, making China the largest base for mobile phones. In contrast, fixed lines are decreasing, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said.

The number of fixed line users shrank by 8.82 million in the first ten months to 269 million at the end of October.

The mobile phone users account for 81.9 percent of phone users and fixed line users 18.1 percent.

Guangdong, Henan and Sichuan provinces reported the most mobile phone user growth in the first ten months.

The number of Chinese mobile phone users had hit 1.11 billion at the end of 2012.


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