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China’s internet users increase by more than 24 million

Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) China reported 24.8 million more Internet users in 2023 than in the previous year, and reached a total 1.92 billion Internet users, an official source informed.

According to a report from the Internet Network Information Center of China, these data allow the web to play an important role in the promotion of new industrialization, the development of quality productivity and the boosting of economic and social development.

As of December 2023, a total of 3.377 billion 5G base stations were built, covering all cities and counties at the prefectural level.

In addition, the country reported 2.332 billion cellular IoT end users, a net increase of 488 million since December 2022, accounting for 57.5 percent of the number of mobile network terminal connections.

According to the report, the “dual gigabit” network, composed of 5G and gigabit optical networks, drove innovation and development in smart manufacturing, smart cities, rural revitalization, cultural tourism and other fields.

It also provided “a solid foundation and strong support to build a manufacturing power, a network power and a digital China.”