Apple Commits to Support TD-LTE, Announces China Mobile

In a recent dialogue with Sina, a prominent Chinese media outlet, China Mobile’s Chairman, Wang Jianzhou, shared insights on Apple’s involvement with the next-generation TD-LTE network technology. He mentioned, “Apple is currently juggling numerous projects and TD development isn’t on their immediate agenda.

However, they have committed to supporting TD-LTE… We have been in talks for the past two years, and progress is being made gradually.”

This endorsement from Apple could significantly benefit China Mobile, potentially encouraging other smartphone manufacturers to adopt this technology.

Historically, China Unicom has been the sole official carrier of the iPhone. To retain its customer base, China Mobile has implemented several strategies to deter customers from switching to Unicom, including offering online instructions for activating iPhones on their network and providing SIM card cutting services at various outlets.

From Apple’s perspective, there’s much to gain as well.

The company’s recent financial disclosures highlighted substantial growth in China and other Asian markets, with Tim Cook affirming a strategic focus on these regions.

[Source: Reuters]


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