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MIIT: Rapid Growth of IPTV Services with a Net Increase of 14.17 million from January to April

Updated:2018/5/30 16:50

MIIT recently released the report on the economic operation of the communications industry in April of 2018. Statistics showed that the number of mobile broadband subscribers reached a total of 1.22 billion, and the number of fiber access users reached 313 million. The scale of mobile Internet users remained stable, and the popularity of fiber access continued to facilitate the development of IPTV services. The total number of IPTV subscribers was 136 million, with a net growth of 14.17 million from January to April.

At the end of April, the total number of mobile phone users of these three  telecommunications companies amounted to 1.48 billion, with a net increase of 65.41 million from January to April. Among them, the total number of mobile broadband users (i.e. 3G and 4G users) reached 1.22 billion, accounting for 82.2% of all mobile phone users. The number of 4G users reached 1.08 billion, accounting for 72.9% of mobile phone users, which witnessed a growth of 2.6 percentage in comparison with that at the end of last year.

The number of fiber access (FTTH/O) users reached 313 million, and the proportion of subscribers using fixed broadband of 100 Mbps and above reached 47.1%. At the end of April, the total number of fixed Internet broadband users of the three basic telecommunications companies amounted to 366 million, with a net increase of 17.73 million from January to April. Among them, the total number of fiber access (FTTH/O) users reached 313 million, accounting for 85.6% of the total number of fixed Internet broadband users, with an increase of 1.3 percentage in comparison to that at the end of last year. In terms of speed rate, the user number of fixed Internet broadband with access rate of 20Mbps and above reached 341 million, accounting for 93%; for access rates of 50Mbps and above & 100Mbps and above, the user number reached 280 million and 172 million respectively, accounting for 76.4% and 47.1% of the total number of users.

The scale of mobile Internet users remained stable, and the popularity of fiber access continued to promote the development of IPTV services. At the end of April, the total number of mobile Internet users reached 1.32 billion, with a year-on-year growth of 15.3%. The number of users gaining access to the Internet through mobile phones was 1.22 billion, remaining the same as that of the previous month, with the penetration rate of 82.2% for mobile phone users. The total number of IPTV subscribers amounted to 136 million, with a net increase of 14.17 million from January to April.

 

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