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China Expected to Add 100 Million 3G Subscribers in 2013

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China's mobile network operators will collectively add an around 100 million new 3G subscribers in 2013, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Citing Miao Wei, minister of industry and information technology, the official Xinhua news agency added that the number of broadband Internet users will also increase by 25 million.

Next year, the telecommunications industry targets an 8-percent increase in main business revenue. The software and information technology service industry's revenue will grow by around 25 percent.

At the end of November, the number of mobile phone users had exceeded 1.1 billion, and 3G users had reached 220 million.

The ministry enhanced industrial supervision this year by allowing more private capital to enter the market, lowering service fees and improving service quality, Miao said.

On the web: Xinhua

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