China passes 200m 4G mark

26 Jun 2015

China’s 4G user base passed the 200 million milestone at the end of May, with the nation’s trio of wireless providers adding more than 20 million net new subscriptions in that month alone, according to the latest statistics from sector regulator the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). 4G users totalled 200.774 million at the end of May, up by 22.816 million from end-April, although 3G users slipped by 10.462 million over that period to 455.842 million as customers upgrading to the newer platform outpaced the growth of new 3G users. Similarly, customers are increasingly shifting to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections, with 85.965 million subscribers using the technology, an increase of 4.002 million compared to end-April, whilst the number of xDSL users fell by 2.985 million to 76.674 million.