China planes to grow broadband coverage by 70%

China planes to grow broadband coverage by 70%

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E33DFA36-5029-404A-8DBD-CD9157B5FF1E_w640_r1_s China planes to grow broadband coverage by 70%

If you have ever spent any time in a major Chinese city, you would be under the impression that everyone is connected to the Internet in some way or another, whether through mobile phones or Internet cafe’s or home Internet. And you would be right, as the majority of Chinese do have access to Internet, but there is still (a lot) of room for growth.

For 2013, China has pledged to increase home broadband coverage by 70%. The new initiative plans to bring extra connectivity throughout China’s more rural areas and schools, and will see the erection of 180,000 new 3G base stations along with 1.3 million addition Wi-Fi hot-spots.

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