At the press conference of the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council on March 25, Han Xia, director of the information and communication administration bureau of the Ministry of industry and information technology, said that during the epidemic period, various information and communication services were widely used, which actively supported the resumption of work and production, and the use of communication services by all sectors of society was significantly increased. According to the statistics of the Ministry of industry and information technology, from January to February this year, the cumulative traffic of mobile Internet in our country reached 23.5 billion GB, an increase of 44.2% over the same period of last year. In February, the average mobile Internet access flow per household reached 8.88 GB, a year-on-year increase of 45.5%, which also reached the highest point since December.
Han Xia learned that the number of mobile phone users has decreased according to the recent performance report of operators. After learning from three operators, the preliminary analysis may have two reasons:
First, affected by the epidemic situation, many physical channels of telecom enterprises were unable to operate normally in February. Although online services were opened, many users were still used to opening new accounts in the physical business hall, so the speed of new development of users slowed down. Some of the existing users can not return to work and production, and the demand for social and economic activities is reduced, so the temporary cards are cancelled.
Second, with the implementation of the nationwide implementation of the number carrying network transfer and the further promotion of speed-up and fee reduction, some dual card users no longer need separate traffic cards, but also cancel their numbers.
Han Xia said he believed that with the gradual recovery of economic and social activities, the number of mobile communication users may increase in the future. According to the latest data of China Telecom, the number of mobile users of China Telecom increased by 245000 per day from March 1 to March 22, 114% higher than the average daily number of new users in February.