China fixed-line, mobile phone subscribers to top 820 mln in 2006 – AFX

From AFX, via The number of telephone subscribers in China is expected to top 820 mln this year, up from 746 mln at the end of 2005, the China Daily reported, citing figures from the Ministry of Information Industry. Fixed-line subscribers are expected to increase by 30 mln this year, while mobile phone subscribers […]

Rural phone penetration rising in China – Edward Lanfranco

From UPI: China’s Ministry of Information Industry said Sunday that the telephone penetration rate in the countryside had reached 96 percent, state-run media reported. The announcement was made at a rural telephone conference involving vice premier Huang Ju. He congratulated the ministry for its work bringing phone access to 49,000 administrative villages.

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