More Than One Billion in China Have Phones

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BEIJING ( -- China had more than one billion phone users in June 2009, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. China added 43.5 million phone users in the first six months of this year, bringing the total to 1.025 billion, even though the number of fixed lines dropped by more than 10 million during the same period. The number of mobile phone users jumped by nearly 54 million during the same period, boosted by the launch of the third-generation (3G) network in China at the beginning of 2009.
Source: Xinhua

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