Thursday, May 28, 2009

MIIT Announces April 2009 Telecom Statistics

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released its April 2009 telecom industry statistics. The figures for the month were as follows:

Telecom revenues were RMB 71.1 billion (USD 10.4 billion), bringing the cumulative year-to-date total to RMB 273.5 billion (USD 40.0 billion), up 2.0% over the same 4-month period of 2008. 

Mobile subscribers grew by 8.5 million in April to over 678.8 million. A total of nearly 255 billion SMS messages were sent during the first four months of 2009, an 11.4% increase YoY.

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