Despite all the discussion about 4G, 3G usage has been growing fast in China as smartphones become more prevalent. This morning, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology vice minister Shang Bing said that China now has more than 152 million 3G users nationwide, and more than 370 million mobile internet users (many are still on 2G networks).
If you want some other numbers, Mr. Shang had those as well. China now has more than 1.3 billion phone users, including over a billion mobile phone users. It has 158 million broadband internet users, and a total of more than 520 million total internet users. That’s a lot.