Broadband subs top 35 million

18 Jan 2006

According to China’s telecoms regulator, the MII, there were 35.01 million broadband subscribers in the country at end-September 2005, representing an annual growth rate of 48%. Of the total, 70% (24.65 million) were DSL subscribers. China Telecom, the country’s number-one fixed-line operator, recorded 53% annual growth for its broadband subscribers, to 19.17 million at end-September, while China Netcom claimed 7.73 million broadband subscribers at end-June 2005, representing 85% growth.