“Reuters is carrying a story today suggesting that an imminent deal between Apple and China Mobile will be announced, perhaps as soon as next week,” Tim Worstall reports for Forbes.
“However, there’s one little detail that should be pointed to, the detail that shows that any such deal just isn’t being driven by the 4G network,” Worstall reports. “My sources tell me that China Mobile’s 4G network isn’t going to be operative until April, at least that’s the most recent date that they had heard. Even then it’s only going to be in Beijing and Shanghai at that date. This could be speeded up: the limitation is really how much money China Mobile is willing to firehose at rolling it out.”
Worstall reports, “So the real deal desired is to gain access to those covered by the TD-SCDMA network, the 3G one.”
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