By Dan Nystedt
30 June 2010
TAIPEI - The number of mobile phone subscribers in China reached 796
million as of the end of May, while 3G subscriber numbers have almost
doubled, the government said Tuesday.
Over 9.4 million new Chinese subscribers signed up for mobile phone
service in May, for an official total of 48.5 million new users so far
this year, according to China's Ministry of Information Industry.
The number of people signing up for 3G service, new to China as of last
year, hit 22.6 million at the end of May, up 10.3 million so far this
But while China remains the world's largest mobile phone market by
subscribers, India's subscriber numbers are growing faster.
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