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.

Apple's hopes to link up with China Mobile may be boosted.

China Mobile gears up for 4G network expansion

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator by subscribers, has apparently kicked off its 4G network expansion by awarding the bulk of contracts to Huawei Technologies and ZTE, the mainland's two biggest telecommunications equipment manufacturers.