China has seen its 4G-user base growing at a frantic pace since the launch of 4G networks back in December 2013.

The country has now recorded more than 250 million 4G subscribers by the end of July 2015, accounting for 19.4% of the total 1.29 billion mobile users, according to a report released by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

As the Chinese telecom market nears saturation, China’s mobile subscriber growth has slowed dramatically with only 8.5 million newly added subscribers in the first seven months of 2015, a growth size only a quarter for that of the same period of last year.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.