Telecommunication in China

China had one of the biggest population of mobile phone usage.

China had one of the biggest population of mobile phone usage.

China possesses a different system of communication compared to other countries that links different parts of the country through the internet, telephone, telegraph, radio and television. The People’s Republic of China is served by a complex system of automatic telephone exchanges that is connected by different current networks of fiber-optic cables, and different kinds of microwave radio relay and satellite systems. For the past several years, the cellular phone service networks have been widely available, this includes roaming services even to foreign countries. And this is not just within China, but in the entire world.

It was reported back in 2004 that China had over 295 million subscribers to the main telephone lines, and 305 million in the cellular phone network. And over the years it has continue to grow and grow. Way back in 1995, the numbers were extremely in the opposite side of the spectrum. Only 3.5 million were subscribers to cellular phone networks, and an average of 20 million in the main line.

Landline users dropped after an increase of 3G mobile usage.

Landline users dropped after an increase of 3G mobile usage.

Internet has also boomed in the country from 1995 with 60,000 internet users, then shoots up to 22.5 million in 2000. By 2005, the number has reached until 103 million web users. It is the second largest user population in the world, next to the United States with 159 million users. By 2010, it has quadrupled its population to 420 million internet users, which is greater than the population of the United States. It was announced by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology that last March 2012, the country had over 1.01 billion mobile phone users, and 144 million of these were already connected to their 3G networks. Because of this, the population of landline users sloped down by 828,000 from a total of 284.4 million I just a span of two months.

 

Photos from http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/weekly/2012-05/11/content_15265342.htm and http://notesonliberty.com/2014/01/