In the past 70 years, Chinas telecommunications industry has developed rapidly. The report shows that Chinas communication technology has developed by leaps and bounds. At the end of 2018, there were 368 million optical access users and 1.17 billion 4G users.
The scale of subscribers has grown and the total amount of telecommunication services has grown at a high speed. Statistics show that at the end of 2018, the number of telephone users in China reached 1.75 billion, ranking first in the world. The total number of mobile broadband subscribers (i.e. 3G and 4G subscribers) increased from 580 million at the end of 2014 to 1.31 billion at the end of 2018, with an average annual growth of 22.4%.
Digital consumption continues to release the potential demand of residents. According to the report, by the end of 2018, the number of online shopping users in China had reached 610 million, accounting for 73.6% of the total number of Internet users.
In addition, the report also shows that Chinas express delivery business has maintained the worlds first since it surpassed the United States in 2014. At the end of 2018, the total volume of express delivery business increased sharply from 1.53 million in 1988 to 50.7 billion.
Source: Xinhua responsible editor: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541