The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) has reported that the number of Internet users in China at the end of June, 2018 has reached 802 million people, up 3.8 percent from six months ago.
A total of 788 million Chinese use mobile phones to surf the Internet, making up 98.3 percent of the online population, according to the 42nd statistical report from the China Internet Network Information Center.
These figures show China’s Internet penetration rate reached 57.7 percent, with 26.3 percent of the total Internet population living in rural areas. China’s international Internet gateway bandwidth also expanded to 8,826,302 Mbps, up 20.6 percent from year-end of 2017, said the CNNIC. See Asia Internet Stats for more data.
Regarding world telecommunications, China has emerged as one of the most aggressive countries promoting 5G and is projected to become the world’s largest 5G market by 2025, as networks are rolled out in urban areas and handset vendors integrate 5G chipsets into mobile devices. China is predicted to account for more than two-thirds of all 5G connections by 2025.