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Mobile devices now used by 94.5 percent of Chinese population

According to some of the recent statistics from the country, this figure had been reached by the end of June.

A statement that was released by the Ministry of Industry in China has revealed that a massive 94.5 percent of people across the country were equipped with mobile devices – primarily phones – by the close of June, this year.

That is considered to be an official data report within the country and the stats will be those used by the government.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released the statement based on the mobile devices data from the first half of this year. It revealed that this year, there were an additional 6.88 million new mobile phone users on top of the previous figure, which brought the total of users across the country to an estimated 1.29 billion. There was a 100 percent ownership penetration recorded for cell phone users 9 different provincial-level regions, which included the provinces of Zhejiang and of Guangdong, as well as in the cities of Beijing and Shanghai.

The mobile devices are seen as contributors to the spread of internet access in China.

Mobile Devices - People Shopping in ChinaFurthermore, the number of Chinese users who opted for broadband mobile internet services (including 3G and 4G) rose to the level of 674 million by the close of the first half of the year. It included 52.1 percent of all smartphone users.

That said, when it came to 4G mobile network, specifically, which is the internet service that is currently the fastest in the country and that is above and beyond other methods previously available in the country, has spiked to reach notably higher levels than in previous data collection. By the end of June, the recorded total had reached 24.69 million more than the figure that was recorded only one month beforehand.

This brought the total number of mobile devices connecting to 4G internet to 225 million. In a country in which home computers that were connected to the internet did not reach the levels that were recorded in many western nations such as those in Europe and the United States, this is clearly showing a rapid expansion of faster internet services to people who may not previously have had regular access to them.

Mobile trends are moving rapidly upward, says the IDC

The International Data Corporation has released its quarterly report showing massive market growth.

A new report has recently been released by the International Data Corporation (IDC), in which a new analysis of mobile trends has been conducted and has shown that the start of 2014 experienced an anticipated post-holiday reduction in shipment volumes, but still managed to experience a first quarter year over year increase.

The data within the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker revealed considerable insight.

It looked into a series of mobile trends and showed that there were a total of 281.5 million smartphones that were shipped by vendors, worldwide, within the first quarter. This was a 28.6 percent increase over the first quarter of last year, in which 218.8 million units were shipped. The report also went on to compare the actual results with the forecasts that had been made within the IDC’s previous mobile market reports.

It showed that the actual mobile trends are stronger than what the IDC had previously anticipated.

The performance of in the first quarter actually beat the IDC’s forecasted shipment of 267.2 million units within the quarter. This was a miss of 5.3 percent. Within the overall cell phone marketplace – which includes smartphones, feature phones, and other similar handheld mobile communication devices – vendors shipped 448.6 million units, worldwide.Mobile Trends - Report shows growth

This was an increase of 3.9 percent from the first quarter of 2013 results, which were 431.8 million units. At the same time, this was a drop from the previous quarter, as Q4 in 2013 shipped 9 percent more at 492.8 million units. The number of units sold in the first quarter of this year was lower than what the IDC had forecasted. They thought that the figure would be 0.6 percent higher, at 451.3 million units.

Of all of the cell phones that were sold in the first quarter of 2014, smartphones made up 62.7 percent. This is a tremendous rise from the same quarter the year before, when they represented just over half, at 50.7 percent. Clearly, these mobile trends indicate that smartphones are gaining greater penetration and that their popularity continues to soar on a global scale.