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China Passes 100 Million Customer Mark for 3G Services

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China's 3G subscriber base passed the 100 million mark during September, ending the month with 102 million customers, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Of the total, 43.16 million are using China Mobile's home-grown 3G technology, TD-SCDMA.

Overall, the country had 952.31 million mobile phone users by the end of September, and 288.43 million landlines. The landline base continues to shrink as mobile growth carries on upwards.

China's total telephone base hit a new record high of 1.24 billion.

China's Internet users with broadband access totaled 149.93 million by the end of September, up 23.64 million year-on-year, whereas the number of dial-up connection users dropped to 5.7 million.

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