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Ericsson scores China Unicom 3G deal

Sweden’s Ericsson – the world’s largest mobile infrastructure vendor – today announced it has won a deal to supply China Unicom with 3G WCDMA kit in 15 provinces.

China Unicom posts iPhone 3G and G1 specs

Network World reports that a regional China Unicom website has posted pictures and specs of the iPhone 3G and the Android-based G1 as rumours grow that the operator will launch the devices in China.

China Unicom expands 3G network to 268 cities

China Unicom is to expand its trial WCDMA-based 3G network to a further 168 Chinese cities from tomorrow in a bid to catch up with rivals, China Mobile and China Telecom.

China Unicom still eyes iPhone

Dow Jones Newswires notes that China Unicom says it is in talks with Apple about selling the popular iPhone in the world’s most populous country but no deal has yet been reached.

China Telecom profit down on mobile expenses

China Telecom – the country’s third-largest mobile operator – has reported a 29 percent decline in net profit for the first half of the year due to higher costs at its mobile division, reports Dow Jones Newswires.

iPhone talks take centre stage in China

China Mobile is still in talks with Apple to launch the iPhone and is busy promoting its own ‘OPhones’ as the world’s largest mobile operator gets to grips with last week’s news that rival China Unicom has signed a three-year deal to sell Apple’s iconic device.

Taiwan Mobile in talks with Chinese operators

Taiwan Mobile, Taiwan’s second-largest mobile operator, is in negotiations regarding a tie-up with one of China’s mobile operators in the latest instalment of increasing cooperation between the two countries’ mobile sectors.

Telefonica and China Unicom tighten alliance

Operator giants Telefonica and China Unicom yesterday announced plans to buy US$1 billion worth of stock in each other to deepen a strategic alliance.

Baidu to provide search to China Unicom

Cellular News reports that Chinese Internet search engine Baidu has entered into a partnership with China Unicom to provide wireless search for the mobile network operator’s 3G subscribers.

Unicom buys back SK stake, lands iPhone deal

SK Telecom has sold back its 3.8 percent stake in China Unicom for US$1.3 billion as part of a significant shift in strategy for the South Korean firm in China.