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International mobile telco consolidation day

old_mobile_phoneOrange and T-mobile join forces in the UK as iPhone discussions continue; O2 owner Telefonica’s China Unicom deal grabs it a sexy 8 per cent of China Unicom’s huge cellphone market, soon to receive iPhone from China Unicom.

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MADRID: Spain’s Telefonica, which owns UK mobile phone market leader 02, is battling Vodafone and France Telecom’s Orange over Deutsche Telekom’s flagging British arm T-Mobile, with Apple’s iPhone said to be playing a key supporting role in the proceedings.

Fascinating glimpse at future mobile telco consolidations.

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China Telecom’s Apple defence Orchard deal

Perhaps in preparation for the Apple invasion of China, leading aggregator The Orchard has inked a deal with China Telecom, releasing its catalogue through the carrier’s music service, to be dubbed, iMusic.

We know that China Unicom is the likely carrier to end up seizing Apple’s iPhone, which strongly suggests launch of an iTunes Store in China….now it looks like competing carriers are putting their own infrastructure together.

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