China’s telecom sector posts steady growth in Jan-Sept

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China’s telecommunications industry sustained steady expansion in revenue in the first three quarters, with emerging businesses such as cloud computing posting rapid growth, official data showed.

The combined operating revenue of the sector stood at roughly 1.2 trillion yuan (about 167.37 billion U.S. dollars) in the January-September period, rising 8.2 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Emerging businesses such as big data, cloud computing, internet data centers and Internet of Things registered a rapid revenue increase during the period. The emerging business revenue of China’s three telecom giants — China Telecom.—APP

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