There were 633.84 million subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of November 2008, growing by 1.05% on month and by 17.51% on year, according to statistics published by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) at its Chinese-language web site.
The number of subscribers at the end of November accounted for 47.3% of the country’s population (user density).
Also at the end of November 2008 there were 348.48 million subscribers of fixed telecommunication networks in China, translating into a user density of 26.8%.
In November 2008, mobile phone subscribers in China sent 56.87 billion short messages, averaging 3.01 short messages per phone number a day.
Source: Wireless Federation.