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Topic: China Telecom

China Unicom: Partnering with Apple producing 'better-than-expected results'

03/22/2012, 11:03 pm

China Unicom executives this week revealed that the telecom's partnership with Apple has performed better than expected and contributed to a 14 percent rise in profits in 2011.

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China now leads world in iOS and Android device activations

03/21/2012, 05:03 pm

China's growing tech-savvy middle class has contributed to a sharp rise in mobile device sales over the past year, and new data reveals that the country has overtaken the U.S. to become the world's largest market for iOS and Android device activations for the first time.

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Apple's iPhone 4S launches on China Telecom, drawing 200K preorders

03/09/2012, 12:03 pm

The iPhone 4S had a strong debut on another major carrier Friday, as 200,000 preorders were made ahead of Apple's launch on the China Telecom network.

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Unofficial carrier China Mobile passes 15M iPhone users as compatibility issues fixed

03/05/2012, 05:03 pm

Despite not being an official Apple partner carrier, China Mobile announced on Monday that a spike of 5 million activations since October has brought the total number of iPhone users on its network to over 15 million following the launch of the iPhone 4S and a fix that allows the device to operate on the carrier's 3G network.

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China Telecom expected to sell 3-5 million iPhones, Mountain Lion to reinforce iPhone "halo"

02/22/2012, 05:02 pm

Apple's newest partner in China is expected to sell 3-5 million iPhones this year, boosting Apple's momentum during the summer while the release of OS X Mountain Lion will reinforce the iPhone's halo effect over Mac sales, writes analyst Ben Reitzes of Barclays Capital.

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With China Telecom iPhone deal final, Apple turns attention to China Mobile

02/21/2012, 04:02 pm

A deal for Apple to offer the iPhone on the largest mobile carrier in the world, China Mobile, is said to now be "months away" after a newly announced deal with China Telecom.

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China Telecom to offer fully-subsidized iPhone 4S starting March 9

02/20/2012, 08:02 pm

China's third-largest wireless operator has announced that it will begin offering Apple's iPhone 4S in mainland China on March 9, breaking up rival China Unicom's exclusive claim to the iPhone in the country.

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China Telecom confirms upcoming iPhone 4S launch could come as early as Feb.

01/31/2012, 12:01 am

China's third-largest wireless carrier confirmed on Monday the imminent launch of the iPhone 4S on its network and suggested that it could begin selling the device as early as the end of February or the beginning of March.

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Apple predicted to sell up to 40M iPhones on China Mobile, China Telecom in 2013

01/30/2012, 03:01 am

Investment bank Morgan Stanley believes Apple will partner up with both China Telecom and China Mobile "over the next year" to make its iPhone available on all three Chinese carriers, a move that could bring incremental sales of as many as 40 million units next calendar year.

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China Telecom iPhone launch nears as Apple receives vital network license

01/20/2012, 02:01 am

One of the final obstacles to the arrival of Apple's iPhone on the China Telecom network has been removed with the news that a Chinese regulatory agency has granted a network access license for the handset.

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New iPhone compatible with China Telecom gains regulatory approval

01/09/2012, 04:01 pm

Apple has built a new version of the iPhone compatible with the third-largest wireless carrier in China, China Telecom, and the handset has already received regulatory approval.

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67% of potential Asian iPhone buyers remain untapped by Apple

11/21/2011, 09:11 am

The iPhone could see huge sales numbers in Asia as the region's burgeoning smartphone market has been largely untapped, with only about 22 percent of carriers selling Apple's handset, according to a new analysis.

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China Telecom may not carry iPhone until mid-2012

10/28/2011, 06:10 pm

China Telecom may not see the iPhone on its network until mid-2012, with one analyst pegging the launch to take place in February or March at the earliest.

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China to hit 125M 3G subscribers as buzz builds over Apple's iPhone 5

09/21/2011, 09:09 am

The number of high-speed 3G data subscribers in China continues to grow at a significant pace month to month, putting the nation on track to have 125 million 3G customers by year's end as anticipation of Apple's next-generation iPhone swells.

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China Telecom plotting $235M marketing campaign for Apple's iPhone 5

09/14/2011, 09:09 am

Carrier China Telecom is reportedly gearing up for the launch of Apple's fifth-generation iPhone by planning a rumored 1.5 billion yuan ($235 million) marketing campaign.

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Nokia expected to lose ground in China as Apple expands carriers

08/09/2011, 08:08 am

China, one major market where Nokia remains the leading smartphone vendor, is expected to see a "drastic realignment" in the coming months as Apple expands to new carrier partners.

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China Telecom predicted to sell iPhone 5, 'simplified iPhone 4' in Oct.

08/03/2011, 08:08 pm

China Telecom may have reached a "preliminary agreement" to carry Apple's next-generation iPhone and a "simplified iPhone 4" as early as the end of October, according to a new analyst report.

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China's Mobile, Telecom, Unicom to sell Apple's iPhone 5 this year - report

07/22/2011, 08:07 am

Both China Unicom and China Telecom, two of the largest mobile carriers in the world, will sell Apple's fifth-generation iPhone as soon as this quarter, with the largest prize -- China Mobile -- to follow, according to a new report.

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Apple's China boom continues with 6x revenue growth to $3.8B

07/19/2011, 11:07 pm

Apple revealed Tuesday that its Greater China regional revenue saw a six-fold increase year over year to $3.8 billion, even while company executives admitted that they are barely "scratching the surface" of the Chinese market.

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China Telecom deal viewed as $9B revenue opportunity for Apple

07/14/2011, 01:07 am

Recent reports that China Telecom will begin offering the iPhone by the end of the year have prompted investment firms to crunch the numbers on the deal's potential revenue opportunity, with one analyst arriving at a figure of $9 billion.

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