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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.

China Unicom officially launches 3G

Telecompaper, citing a Xinhua article, notes that China Unicom launched its 3G services officially on 1 October, following rivals China Mobile and China Telecom. China Unicom’s 3G network is based on WCDMA technology and currently covers 258 cities in China. The operator has also begun selling the iPhone.