China Telecom in touch with Apple on CDMA iPhone: chairman

Reuters News
Posted: May 20, 2011 10:39 AM

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Telecom Corp Ltd <0728.HK>, the smallest of the country's three wireless carriers, is in touch with Apple Inc <AAPL.O> on introducing iPhones based on CDMA technology, Chairman Wang Xiaochu said on Friday.

Wang, speaking to reporters after a shareholders' meeting, also said China Telecom would consider Hong Kong as first priority if issuing overseas bonds.

China Telecom, a relative newcomer to China's mobile market, operates the country's largest fixed-line network and is aggressively promoting broadband over that channel.

(Reporting by Lee Chyen Yee and Huang Yuntao; Editing by Chris Lewis)