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China Mobile Will Get 4G In December, A Potential Sales Boost For Apple iPhones

on November 25, 2013


After months of speculation, China Mobile will finally be the first carrier to offer 4G LTE in China on Dec. 18, followed by China Unicom and China Telecom, the country’s other two major carriers. The news was confirmed by Xinhua, the Chinese government’s official mouthpiece.

The launch of 4G in China is a potential boon for Apple, because this means the company can start offering versions of the two latest iPhone models compatible with TD-LTE, the 4G standard used by China Mobile. After years of negotiations, Apple secured the final government license needed to run the iPhone on China Mobile’s proprietary wireless network in September. China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile carrier with 760 million subscribers, which means that once it starts selling iPhones, Apple may enjoy a significant boost in sales and regain some of the market share it has lost to Android. From China Mobile’s perspective…

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