China’s telecommunications industry recorded 870.9 billion yuan (US$143.18 billion) in revenue from services in the first nine months, up 8.6 percent from a year earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on its website Thursday. The value of e-commerce transactions reached 7.5 trillion yuan during the period, up 35 percent, while software industry revenue was up 23.7 percent year on year to 2.28 trillion yuan. As of the end of September, China had 1.21 billion mobile phone users, including 368 million 3G users. And 15.95 million broadband users were added during the first nine months, taking the total to 186 million.
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