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Mobile phone users exceed fixed telephone users (11/21/03)

     By the end of October, the number of fixed telephone users and mobile phone users in China reached 255.139 million and 259.638 million, respectively, as China's mobile phone users exceeded fixed telephone users for the first time.

    The increase in the number of fixed telephone users and mobile phone users were 40.917 million and 50.933 million respectively. In the meantime, post and telecommunication business turned over 425.71 billion yuan (51.48 billion US dollars), of which, telecommunication business revenue was 381.44 billion yuan (46.12 billion US dollars), up 14.5 percent over the same period of last year. Fixed assets in the telecommunication and information industries was 142.04 billion yuan (about 17.18 billion US dollars), up 24.2 percent over the corresponding period last year.

 


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