, BEIJING, May 23 – China’s mobile phone users hit a record high of 1.03 billion at the end of April, data released Wednesday by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) showed.
During the first four months this year, mobile phone users saw a net increase of nearly 43.8 million from the end of last year, the data showed.
Meanwhile, users of terminals based on third-generation technologies increased 30.55 million during the period, reaching 159 million as of the end of April.
During the first four months, the country’s telecom sector reported 339 billion yuan ($53.6 billion) in main business revenues, up 10.1 percent year-on-year.
Revenues from mobile telecommunication services accounted for 72.6 percent of the sector’s total revenues during the period, up from 70.8 percent in the same period last year, the data showed.