Apple and China Mobile announced on December 23 that they have penned an agreement to bring iPhones to the world's largest mobile network.
According to the agreement, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available in China Mobile and Apple retail stores across China's mainland starting January 17, 2014.
The 760 million subscribers of China Mobile will have an opportunity to use iPhones on the provider's 4G/TD-LTE and 3G/TD-SCDMA networks.
China Mobile received its 4G license from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on December 4. By the end of 2013, China Mobile had provided 4G services in 16 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. By the end of 2014, it aims to expand its 4G network to at least 340 cities, more than half across the country.