“Apple Inc. wants to hire an engineer with extensive knowledge of China Mobile Ltd.’s homegrown phone network, evidence it’s moving toward an agreement for the world’s largest carrier to offer the iPhone,” Bloomberg News reports.
“The manager, who will be based in Beijing, will ‘support and drive the carrier approval of mobile phones,’ Apple said in an advertisement on its China website,” Bloomberg News reports. “The position seeks experience with TD-SCDMA, China Mobile’s own third-generation standard that isn’t used by other carriers.”
Bloomberg News reports, “China Mobile, with 63 percent of the nation’s 1.2 billion wireless subscribers, doesn’t have an iPhone distribution agreement as Apple sells its handsets through the nation’s two smaller operators, China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. and China Telecom Corp. Apple is near a deal with China Mobile and is preparing to ship iPhones to the carrier, a person familiar with the talks said last month.”
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