China Telecom Corporation is expecting to get a boost in its 3G users by end of 2011, out of which 10 million could be 3G smart phone users, Wang Xiaochu, chairman and chief executive officer of the company, said on Tuesday.
Total no. of China Telecom subscribers reached 93 million by the end of 2010, which is 34 million increase from 2009. The company did not reveal the exact number of current 3G users, but industry analysts said the figure probably surpassed 11 million by the end of last year
“We expect China Telecom will have more than 100 million subscribers by the first quarter of this year. The number of newly added mobile phone users will surpass that of 2010,” Wang said at a industry conference in Beijing. (more…)
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has revealed that as of the end of October 2010, China had reached 38.64 mln 3G mobile subscribers which is 295.7 rise ( almost 3 times ) from last year. The number of 3G users of each of China’s top three telecommunication operators, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom, exceeded 10 million by the end of October, the MIIT data showed.
Out of total 39 miln user, 10 mln were China Telecom CDMA2000 EV-DO subscribers, 16.98 mln were China Mobile TD-SCDMA subscribers, and 11.66 mln were China Unicom WCDMA subscribers. TD-SCDMA users accounted for 43.9% of total 3G subscribers, with the total number of new 3G users in 2010 to date reaching 25.38 mln. (more…)