Mobile phone subscribers rise to 334 million in 2004

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Includes: CHA, CHL, CHU, KZ, LTON
by: Ezra Marbach

The number of mobile phone subscribers in China topped 334 million in 2004, up 65 million from 2003, according to China's Ministry of Information Industry.

The number of fixed-line subscribers reached 316 million last year, up 53 million from 2003.

China's mobile subscriber numbers are expected to grow to 402 million this year. This would mean that nearly one out of every three Chinese citizens would have a mobile phone.