On March 19, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the economic operation of the telecommunications industry from January to February 2020. From the overall operation situation, the telecommunications business revenue increased slightly.
From January to February 2020, the telecommunications business revenue totaled 224.2 billion yuan, an increase of 1.5% year-on-year, and the growth rate fell 0.4 percentage point year-on-year, but increased by 0.7 percentage point from the end of the previous year. The total amount of telecommunications services calculated at constant prices last year was 225.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 19.7%.
The development of mobile phone users has entered a stable period, and the proportion of 4G users has declined slightly. As of the end of February, the total number of mobile phone users of the three basic telecommunications companies reached 1.58 billion, basically the same as the same period of the previous year. Among them, the 4G user scale (1.262 billion households) accounted for 79.9% of the total number of mobile phone users, accounting for a decline of 0.2 percentage points from the end of the previous year.
Proportion of total 4G users at the end of February 2019 to the end of February 2020
The scale of fixed broadband access users exceeded 450 million, and the scale of Gigabit fixed broadband access users continued to expand. As of the end of February, the total number of fixed Internet broadband access users of the three basic telecommunications companies reached 452 million, a net increase of 2.83 million from the end of the previous year. Among them, 420 million optical fiber access (FTTH/O) users accounted for 92.9% of the total number of fixed Internet broadband access users.
Broadband users continue to migrate to high speeds. Fixed Internet broadband access users with access speeds of 100 Mbps and above reach 384 million, accounting for 85% of the total number of users. The work of “Double G and Double Lift” has been progressing steadily, and there are 1.97 million fixed Internet broadband access users with access rates above 1000M.
The proportion of fixed Internet broadband access users at the end of February 2019 to the end of February 2020 with fiber optic access (FTTH/O) and access rates of 100Mbps
The penetration rate of fiber access users in the central and western regions is leading. As of the end of February, the number of optical fiber access users in the eastern, central, western, and northeastern regions reached 188.86 million, 102.63 million, 10.937 million, and 25.03 million, respectively, accounting for 91.8% of the total fixed Internet broadband access users in the region.