China’s growing number of cell phone users has led to a surge in data flow as more of them access mobile internet on their handsets, Xinhua news agency reported Monday, citing, government figures. Cell phone users in the country hit 1.24 billion in January, up 6.16 million from December, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said. The increase has boosted mobile internet traffic to 133 million gigabytes in January, up 46.9 percent year on year, the report said. Revenue from mobile telecommunications was 69.52 billion yuan (US$11.36 billion) in January, up 11.1 percent year on year.
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