In November 6th, the Ministry of industry and information technology released the third quarter of 2018 telecom services. The announcement shows that by the end of the third quarter, the total number of telephone users in China had reached 1.73 billion, of which 1.55 billion were mobile phone users.
The strategy of "broadband China" has been steadily advancing, and the speed increasing effect of broadband has been increasingly significant. There are 396 million fixed broadband subscribers, of which 348 million are FTTH/O subscribers, and broadband subscribers continue to migrate to high speed. The total number of users with 100 Mbps or above access rate is 243 million, accounting for 61.4%. There are 1.29 billion mobile broadband subscribers, accounting for 83.7%. Among them, the number of 4G subscribers has maintained a steady growth, totaling 1.150 billion.
The proportion of optical fibers in administrative villages has reached 96% and that of broadband in poor villages has exceeded 94%. The goal of broadband network covering more than 90% of poor villages proposed in the 13th Five-Year Plan has been achieved ahead of schedule.
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