WASHINGTON, July 26, 2010 – According to Chinese industry association China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the number of internet users in China will increase to 420 million by the end of 2010. This marks a 9.4% increase in internet usage in China. While the vast majority of these users used broadband fixed line access modules (86.6%), a growing percentage of Chinese internet users are making the transition also using to mobile handsets (65.9%). China currently enjoys a total bandwidth of 998.217Gbps for international internet connections, with China Telecom responsible for 616.703Gbps, China Unicom 330.599Gbps, China Mobile 30.559Gbps, CSTNet 10.422Gbps and CERNET 9.932Gbps.
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