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China - Fixed telephone lines

193,762,000 (number) in 2017

In 2017, fixed telephone lines for China was 193 million. Fixed telephone lines of China fell gradually from 262 million in 2003 to 193 million in 2017.

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What is fixed telephone lines?

A fixed telephone line (previously called main telephone line in operation) is an active* line connecting the subscriber's terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and which has a dedicated port in the telephone exchange equipment. This term is synonymous with the terms main station or Direct Exchange Line (DEL) that are commonly used in telecommunication documents. It may not be the same as an access line or a subscriber. This should include the active number of analog fixed telephone lines (112a), ISDN channels (28c), fixed wireless (WLL), public payphones (1112) and VoIP subscriptions (112IP). If not included, specify in a note. *Active lines are those that have registered an activity in the past three months.

What is China fixed telephone lines?

Date Value Change, %
2017 193,762,000 -6.22 %
2016 206,624,000 -10.55 %
2015 230,996,000 -7.39 %
2014 249,430,000 -6.58 %
2013 266,985,000 -4.02 %
2012 278,153,000 -2.44 %
2011 285,115,000 -3.15 %
2010 294,383,000 -6.17 %
2009 313,732,000 -7.82 %
2008 340,359,000 -6.91 %
2007 365,637,000 -0.58 %
2006 367,786,000