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  • Shandong Focuses on Boosting Telecom Infrastructure
  • February 12, 1999 (JINAN, China) -- Shandong province spent a record RMB9.4 billion (US$1.13 billion) on telecom infrastructure projects in 1998, according to official statistics.
    Shandong, which is located in eastern China, added 12,400km of optical-fiber cables last year, bringing the total length to 43,400km.

    Work on a new telecom network began in 86 counties last year. And the province's urban and rural telephone switchboard capacity increased by 1.8 million lines and the number of telephone customers grew by 1.79 million.

    The number of Shandong's mobile phone users increased by 650,000 during the year. Shandong experienced the second largest growth rate for mobile phone users among China's provinces.

    (Xinhua News Agency)

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    Updated: Thu Feb 11 19:13:20 1999 PDT