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China has 111 Million Internet Users

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) published its 17th China Internet Development Report. According to the study, through December 31, 2005, China had 111 million Internet users, up 18.1 percent year on year, and 64.3 million broadband users.

According to the report, 91.69 million Internet users are in urban districts. Through the end of 2005 China had 49.5 million online capable PCs, up 19 percent from 2004.

In other related news, China Telecom has announced that it plans to focus its development over the next three years on transforming from a traditional telecom carrier into a comprehensive information service provider, reports China Business News.

China Telecom estimates that the entire transformation will take eight to ten years. China Telecom said that its investment in traditional fixed line and broadband businesses will not exceed 25 percent of total revenues. China Telecom will focus its business on telephone service, broadband access and video content.

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