Here’s why China is so attractive for the biggest smartphone makers

- Adrian Ungureanu

Have you ever wondered why China is so important for smartphone makers all over the world? Well, here the most important reason of all: there were 1.346 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of March 2017, increasing 0.59% on month and 4.07% on year.

Of the total 161.03 million (11.96%) were 3G users, 836.22 million (62.15%) were 4G users and 1.138 billion (84.59%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

The number of mobile communication service subscribers accounted for 97.9% of the country’s population (user density).

Also at the end of March there were 202.81 million subscribers of fixed-line telephone services in China, translating into user density of 14.8%.

In March, mobile communication subscribers sent 56.73 billion messages, equivalent to an average of 1.36 messages per phone number a day, and mobile access to the Internet resulted in total traffic of 1,425,128Tb.