Since 2018, the acceleration and reduction of Chinese network costs has increased rapidly, driving the rapid growth of information consumption. Reporters learn from the three main operators that the target task of accelerating network reduction this year has been completed.According to the 42nd Statistics Report on the Status of China's Internet Development, in June 2018, the number of Internet users in China reached 802 million, and the level of Internet penetration was 57.7%.
With the rapid development of the Internet and the rapid growth of the number of Internet users, China's level of information consumption has increased significantly, and the development momentum is accelerating.
In July, China completely removed "roaming" costs for traffic, and accelerated network and further cost reduction. According to data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology at the end of November, China's fixed broadband penetration rate and penetration of cellular broadband users reached 85% and 93% respectively, fiber user penetration rates reached 88%, and 4G user penetration rates reaching 74%; fixed broadband The average download rate is 25 megabytes, and the average download speed of a 4G network is 21 megabytes.
According to relevant people in charge at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, in the first three quarters, the scale of information consumption in China reached 3.6 trillion yuan. Digitalization and platformalization of public services such as medical care and education continues to increase. Manufacturing development and Internet convergence are effective, and new modes of collaborative network creation, personalized customization, and service-oriented manufacturing continue to emerge.
According to data released by the operator, as of November, the average price of China Mobile's mobile Internet traffic units decreased 61% YoY, and the average unit price of international roaming traffic fell 50% The bandwidth price of China Telecom's fixed broadband units fell by more than 40 % of the end of last year. Average unit prices fell by more than 65%, China Unicom's average mobile internet traffic unit price decreased 57.4% compared to the end of 2017, and household broadband rates fell 41%.
Telecommunications experts say that network speed and cost reduction have been accelerated, network application costs have been reduced and network speed has been increased, which has greatly reduced the "net access threshold" and provided wider application space for new information technologies such as large data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. It also provides favorable conditions for industrial integration innovation and the benefits of network dividends.
The relevant person in charge at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said that the next step would be to continue to do good work to accelerate and reduce the network, solidly promoting pilot telecommunications universal service services, accelerating the 5G R & D process and industrialization, accelerating the spread of the IPv6 scale, consolidate the foundation for high-quality development.
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