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MIIT Pushes for Faster, Cheaper Broadband in 2012

Sohu IT, 12/27/11

Miao Wei, China's Minister of Industry and Information Technology, has stated that users are increasingly less satisfied with internet access speeds, and that enhancing broadband speeds will be a key focus for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) next year. In 2012, MIIT will push telecom operators to increase investment in broadband construction and to further lower internet connection fees.

The MIIT has set a target to increase telecom industry revenue by 6% in 2012, and software and information technology services industry revenues by approximately 28%.

According to the MIIT, as of the end of November 2011, the number of registered accounts for fixed broadband Internet in China reached 155 mln, while the number of 3G subscribers reached nearly 119 mln, of which 48 mln were TD-SCDMA users. In terms of network convergence, at the end of November 2011, China had more than 11 mln IPTV subscribers.

Keywords: national statistics policy regulation target wireless television Miao Wei Internet broadband revenue software telecom MIIT 3G Internet access TD-SCDMA IPTV subscribers reduction tariffs connection speed IT services registered users mobile subscribers

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