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AT&T isn't the only wireless carrier to see its network strained by iPhone traffic. Over the course of 2009, UK-based carrier O2 reportedly faced the same technical challenges for the past six months. Since the iPhone's release, O2's London network has seen an 18-fold increase in traffic from the iPhone, the network itself crashing numerous times since the summer.
The carrier has stated that a $48 million investment in its London network has eased the problems and allowed for deployment of 200 extra mobile stations.
Sometimes there's better news, especially in the wake of slow iPhone sales in China. In its first day of availability at the end of November, the iPhone sold an estimated 60,000 units in South Korea, giving Apple one successful Asian debut. Wireless carrier KT Corporation reported the number, which now represents 15% of 400,000 total smartphones sold in the country in the third quarter of 2009.
There's a part in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" where one of the main characters, upon losing 500,000 British pounds in a rigged poker game and being threatened with gradual dismemberment if unable to pay the debt, walks into a bar. His friends just look up at him and mention "This dinnae look good."
Per Chinese e-tailer Taobao.com, the site has sold only five iPhone units in its first two weeks of availability on the Web site, which is fairly similar to that line in the movie.
In spite of a slow sales start, China Unicom continues to hold high hopes for the iPhone with an unnamed senior executive citing that the handset will carry 10% of China's 3G users within two to three years. In addition, China Unicom Chairman Chang Xiaobing publicly said this week that he expects the iPhone to be the best-selling smartphone in all of China.
Despite official iPhones not having Wi-Fi, a large population of jailbreakers and rampant app piracy, the Chinese App Store is managing to grow at a healthy rate. Meanwhile, China Unicom is optimistic that the iPhone will become the device top-selling smartphone in China.
Wireless carrier China Unicom announced that it plans to offer five versions of Apple’s iPhone through an array of two-year service plans when the operator puts the smartphones on sale next month. According to Macworld, China Unicom initially said the iPhone 3G would be priced at around 5,000 yuan (US$732) when it goes on sale in October, though the operator didn’t offer detailed pricing for the eight service plans that it will offer customers. On Tuesday, China Unicom offered more specifics of its pricing plans, saying it would begin taking preorders for the phones on Oct. 1, when it launches its commercial 3G service.
According to China Business Times, China Unicom is pushing for an October 15th launch date for the iPhone 3GS on their network. It will allegedly be priced starting at 1,999 yuan (US$293) for the 8 GB, and 2,999 yuan (US$439) for the 16 GB model. Both models will require two-year contracts with the most basic offer starting at 186 yuan (US$27) per month.
Wireless carrier China Mobile has confirmed that the company is still in talks with Apple about offering the iPhone in China even though rival China Unicom last week announced a distribution deal for the handset. According to Macworld, the talks between Apple and China Mobile, the world’s biggest carrier by subscribers, yet to reach a conclusion, as confirmed by a China Mobile spokeswoman on Tuesday. An Apple spokeswoman confirmed the company's three-year distribution deal with China Unicom is not exclusive, but did not say if the company is in talks with other potential partners.
Following last Friday's announcement that the iPhone would become available in China late this year, Apple has confirmed its agreement with China Unicom is not exclusive to the carrier. Per CNNMoney, an Apple spokesperson confirmed that the China Unicom contract is not exclusive. The person declined, however, to detail whether or not Apple is in negotiations with other possible carriers.