china-500millionWe do know that China is the country with the world’s highest population, and out of the billion plus people, it seems that there were 1.286 billion mobile phone users as of last month. This is a hefty amount for sure, and to think of the infrastructure that has to be in place in order to support that many number of users is mind boggling. Well, the above figure is an official number from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), and that would mean that whopping 94.5% of the country’s population have actually made use of a mobile phone at the end of 2014.

Needless to say, this is far more than the number of landline users, but then again, this is to be expected. After all, how many of you out there actually made use of a landline last year, as opposed to your mobile phone? I am referring to moments when you are at home and need to call someone, the phone at your office does not count. Over in China, just 18.3% of the population in made use of a landline last month, which is nearly 250 million people. Well, it would be interesting to see just how much higher the number of mobile phone users will be by next year.

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