Saturday, July 17, 2010

China has 420 million internet users

The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) had just issued its 26th report on the state of development of China's internet. In the report, China had 420 mln internet users, up 36 mln users from the end of 2009, with a 31.8% penetration rate, up 2.9 percentage points from the end of 2009.

Broadband internet users reached 363.81 mln, reaching a 98.1% penetration rate among all fixed-line internet users.

Mobile internet users reached 277 mln, adding 43.34 mln over the past half year, a growth of 18.6%. Of the total mobile internet users, those for whom mobile phone was the only means of internet access reached 11.7%. With such rapid growth, China's mobile internet users alone will surpass the total internet users in the US by next year.

Internet users spent more time online each week, up to an average of 19.8 hours per person. Topping the online and mobile application are music and instant messaging respectively.

Below are the top applications for online :

The followings are the top applications for mobile internet :

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