The number of mobile phone users reached 1.306 billion as of the end of December 2015 according to Ministry of Industry and Technology of China. The mobile phone user penetration rate reached 95.5 handsets among every 100 persons compared with 94.5 in 2014.
China 4G network users increased largely in 2015. China 2G mobile phone users decreased by 183 million users which accounted for only 39.9% of total mobile phone users. However, China 4G mobile phone users increased by about 289 million to 386 million users, according to about 29.6% of total mobile phone users.
The total number of fixed phone users shrank to 231 million with 18.434 million users lose in 2015. Only 16.9 in 100 persons used landline phones in China. The Chinese tended to become “mobile” with the smart handsets and development of useful mobile apps.
China’s mobile phone internet users reached 620 million as of December 2015 according to CNNIC. About 90.1% of internet users accessed the internet through mobile phones and 127 million internet user accessed to the internet only through mobile phones. The number of Chinese internet users reached 688 million as of December 2015. The internet penetration rate reached 50.3% in China in 2015.