Chinese nternet users next year is expected to exceed the size of 500 million U.S. mobile phone use

by the end of 2008 the size of China’s Internet users will be ranked first in the world, China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) information services director Wang Enhai on the first financial daily made the above forecast.

yesterday, CNNIC released the twentieth China Internet development statistics report shows that as of June 2007, the total number of Internet users in China reached 162 million, second only to the United States, the number of 211 million. The mobile Internet users reached 44 million 300 thousand, compared with the same period last year, an increase of 2.6 times.

according to the report, compared with the end of 2006, China’s new Internet users reached 25 million, if the pace of development, by the end of this year, the number of domestic Internet users will be close to 200 million.

Internet economy blowout

according to the report, compared with the same period last year, the number of Chinese Internet users increased by 39 million people, an annual growth rate of up to 31.7%, and in the first half increased by 25 million, much higher than the growth rate in the second half of last year. In this regard, CNNIC believes that the growth of China’s Internet users, has entered a new round of rapid growth stage, ushered in a new Internet growth peak.

it is worth noting that the report shows the scale of the rapid growth of Internet users in rural areas, rural access at the end of June 2007 the number increased by 51% over the end of 2006, the average annual growth rate of more than 31.7% Internet users overall ratio.

in fact, the rapid growth of Internet users and the popularity of network applications can not be separated. As of June 2007, the number of websites in China has reached 1 million 310 thousand, an increase of 470 thousand in six months, an increase of more than the same period in 2006, an annual growth rate of 66.4%. Which is the fastest growing CN domain name of the site, the number of sites under the current.CN has reached 810 thousand, an annual growth rate of up to 137.5%.

according to statistics, China’s total number of domain names has reached 9 million 180 thousand, an increase of 5 million 70 thousand over the past six months, an increase of more than the same period in 2006, an annual growth rate of up to 211%.

the number of Web sites and the rich content of the network content, the more the number of sites, users can contact the more abundant information, but also to attract more Internet users." Wang Enhai said that a substantial increase in the number of sites, indicating that China’s information resources have been developed by leaps and bounds.

In addition, CNNIC believes that the diversification of access patterns also contributed to the growth in the number of Internet users

. In 162 million Internet users, broadband Internet users has reached 122 million, an increase of half a year, a total of 18 million people. While dial-up Internet users continue to decline, but there are still more than 31 million 600 thousand Internet users in the use of dial-up Internet access.

Internet next: 500 million mobile phone users

CNNIC report shows that the current use of wireless access to Internet users has reached 55 million, of which the number of mobile Internet users has reached 44 million 300 thousand people, has accounted for

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