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China Mobile without Iphone 4S deal

02-22-2012 09:16 BJT

China Mobile, the nation's largest carrier, will continue to lose ground to its rivals. It has failed to reach an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone 4S because it does not yet have the compatible technology -- putting it in a similar position as America's T-MOBILE.

But it's not for lack of trying. China Mobile has been aggressively negotiating with Apple to sell the iPhone, but it uses a home-grown proprietary 3G technology that Apple does not support. China Mobile is, however, trialing its 4G TD-LTE network, with a commercial launch expected late this year or early in 2013 -- that would enable an iPhone retail deal. With the number of mobile subscribers in China set to top 1 billion this year, there sales competition is cut-throat at the big three carriers. China Mobile currently has 10 million iPhone users, but only with 2G services.

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Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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