China Mobile

China Mobile Ltd is a state-owned telecom providing mobile voice and multimedia services through a nationwide mobile network. It is listed in New York and Hong Kong and is the world's largest mobile phone operator with about 655 million subscribers as of January 2012.

Customers view iPhones at a China Mobile shop. Photo: Reuters

Subsidy war likely as iPhone finally comes to China Mobile

Apple's long-awaited launch of its iPhone on China Mobile's vast network yesterday opens the door to the carrier's 763 million subscribers, but doubts have been cast on the longer-term benefits for both parties.