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The Three Major Telecom Operators Develop 1.705 Billion Mobile Phone Users in Total

Updated:2023/4/25 16:12

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released today the Q1 2023 economic performance report of the communication industry. In terms of telecom user development, in the first quarter, the scale of mobile phone users remained stable with steady growth, while 5G users developed rapidly. As of the end of March, the total number of mobile phone users of the three basic telecom companies reached 1.705 billion, an increase of 21.61 million users from the end of the previous year. Among them, the number of 5G mobile phone users reached 620 million, an increase of 59.27 million users from the end of the previous year, accounting for 36.4% of mobile phone users, an increase of 3.1 percentage points from the end of the previous year.

As for fixed broadband access users, as of the end of March, the total number of fixed internet broadband access users of the three basic telecom companies reached 604 million, an increase of 14.57 million users from the end of the previous year. Among them, the fixed internet broadband access users with access speeds of 100Mbps and above reached the number of 568 million, accounting for 94% of the total number of users; the fixed internet broadband access users with access speeds of 1000Mbps and above reached the number of 110 million, accounting for 18.2% of the total number of users, an increase of 18.13 million users from the end of the previous year.

In terms of cellular IoT users, as of the end of March, the three basic telecom companies had developed 1.984 billion cellular IoT terminal users, an increase of 139 million users from the end of the previous year, accounting for 53.8% of the total number of mobile terminal connections (including mobile phone users and cellular IoT terminal users). The total number of IPTV (internet TV) users reached the number of 387 million, an increase of 6.652 million users from the end of the previous year.

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