Wed, May 27, 2009

China enters 3G era

Mobile users top 670m after 3G services start

China registered 670 million cell phone users by the end of March, with the boost of the third-generation (3G) networks, an official with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Monday. Full story

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What is 3G?

3G is the third generation of telecommunication hardware standards and general technology for mobile networking, superseding 2.5G.

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