There was a total of 1.36 billion mobile phone users in China at the end of June 2017 according to the latest official data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, an increase of 42.74 million compared the beginning of the year.
888 million China’s mobile users are 4G users, an increase of 118 million. 4G network penetration is up to 65.1%. In total, there are 1.17 billion mobile internet users in China, an increase of 79.38 million during the first half of 2017, with 3G and 4G users accounting for 1.04 billion of those, an increase of 96.05 million.
In June, per capita mobile data use reached 1.591 GB/month, which is 125% higher than in June 2016, when the figure was 707 MB/month. Mobile data use first exceeded 1 GB/month in December 2016, and has grown rapidly throughout 2017 except for a brief dip in February.
From January to June 2017, over 8.89 billion GB of mobile data were used, 136.8% higher than in the first half of 2016. Of this, cell phones accounted for 8.31 billion GB of data consumption, a total of 93.5% of all mobile data, and 147.3% higher than the year prior.
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