China hits staggering 1 billion mobile subscribers

New figures confirm 1.01 mobile subscriptions currently held within China

Adding to the mantle of the world's largest online population, new figures have revealed that China now plays host to 1.01 billion mobile subscriptions

As the smartphone market continues to grow and we become increasingly dependant on our portable blowers, China has surpassed the unparalleled one billion mobile subscribers, new figures have revealed.

Confirmed by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the notoriously tight-lipped and internet restricting nation has revealed that as of the end of February 2012 there were 1.01 billion mobile phone subscriptions within the country.

Continuing the country’s rapid rise to mobile phone adoption, sparked by a drop in handset prices and subscription fees, the new landmark saw almost 100 million users added to the 900.4 million subscribers recorded in April 2011.

Whilst Chinese mobile subscriptions continue to rise, as a result the nation’s fixed line services have been reduced with 828,000 fewer landline subscriptions help now than this time last year.

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Via: AFP