Close to 100 million online

HONG KONG – The number of broadband Internet users in China is fast approaching 100 million.

Zhao Houlin, China’s deputy secretary general of the Int’l Telecommunications Union, told the Broadband World Forum Asia last week that China has 97 million Broadband users. Of these 50 million are domestic users, 30 million hooked up through China Telecom with a further 20 million supplied by China Netcom.

In total the country has 144 million Internet users, up from 123 million in June last year.

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