China ended August with 1.196 billion mobile subscribers, up 0.88 from July and up 11.51 from August 2012. The total includes 351.29 million 3G users and 827.79 million mobile internet users, the Digitimes writes citing figures from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The total number of subscribers accounts for 87.1 percent of China's population. The country also ended the month with 271.34 million fixed-line telephone subscribers, accounting for 20.2 percent of the population. The number of internet access users rose 9.40 percent year-on-year to 184.11 million, which includes 5.61 million dial-up users and 111.51 million xDSL users.
Source: Telecom Paper.