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The Growth of the Mobile Web in #China

February 28, 2012

I reported about the rise in Android users in the UK.  But the figures here are dwarfed when we come to the growth of the mobile web in China…

China is already the biggest mobile market in the world, and it’s only getting bigger, as the country’s three state-owned telecom companies revealed a 1.2 percent increase in subscribers in January. In total China’s mobile subscriber base grew to 987.58 million in January, though only a small percentage of those are 3G subscribers. The world’s largest provider, China Mobile, grew by 5.87 million in January to reach 655.44 million subscribers — over six times as many customers as Verizon in the US, which hit 108.7 million subscribers at the end of 2011.

And that is with a smaller percentage of the population active online compared to countries such as the UK and US…

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