Beijing, June 28: China had set up 714,000 3G mobile phone towers across the country till the end of May this year, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has said.
According to a statement on the MIIT’s website, three leading mobile phone services providers- China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom owns 214,000, 226,000 and 274,000, 3G towers respectively.
The number of Chinese 3G users topped 73.76 million by the end of May, according to the statement, Xinhua reports.
Forty-three percent of China’s 3G users also use TD-based (Time Division) mobile phone services.
3G, or third-generation mobile telecommunications, is a generation of standards for mobile phones and mobile telecommunication services such as mobile Internet access, video calls and mobile TV. (ANI)