The Financial Times is reporting that China Mobile is still interested in bringing the iPhone to their network, but is having trouble convincing Apple to adopt the network’s TD-SCDMA signal standard. Wang Jianzhou, China Mobile chairman and chief executive, said at the group’s annual results yesterday that “including TD-SCDMA is not that hard to do […]
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China Mobile Still Wants the iPhone on Their Network

The Financial Times is reporting that China Mobile is still interested in bringing the iPhone to their network, but is having trouble convincing Apple to adopt the network’s TD-SCDMA signal standard.

Wang Jianzhou, China Mobile chairman and chief executive, said at the group’s annual results yesterday that “including TD-SCDMA is not that hard to do – RIM is doing it”. But he added that Apple had not yet responded to his proposal.

These comments hint that there has been no progress in negotiations regarding Apple’s adoption of TD-SCDMA. That said, China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile provider with some 500 million subscribers.

Apple does have an outstanding partnership with China’s other mobile provider, China Unicom who has been carrying the iPhone since last October.

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