China The Biggest: Mobile Phones (And In Line for Online As Well)

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Last time it was “China The Biggest: Polluter”. This time it is something a bit more positive (at least commercially). Recent news (thanks to Bloomberg) is that China’s mobile phone users may have passed the 500 million mark in June, adding that:

“…At the current pace, China will reach the government’s target of 520 million users ahead of its end-of-year goal…China is the world’s biggest wireless market, and less than half of its 1.3 billion people own a mobile phone…The Ministry of Information Industry in March said the nation expects to have 600 million mobile subscribers and 400 million fixed-line users by 2010.

China may not yet be the biggest in the world online, but it is getting close, according to EngagingChina which reports that:

    “The country has more than 162m internet users and each minute 100 rookies go online for the first time, estimates the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC).

    Around 122m access the internet via broadband connections and a surprisingly large number, one in every four , or 44m , accesses the internet by mobile phone.”

The post also contains a reminder to register relevant .cn / .com.cn domain names before it is too late. Some already missed the boat.

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