Apple is primed to release the iPhone 4S on China Telecom, having now obtained a network license vital for the launch, MarketWatch reports. China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center said earlier this week that they had approved an iPhone capable of supporting China Telecom’s CDMA-2000 network.
China Unicom is currently the only provider in China to carry the iPhone, offering huge subsidies for multi-year contracts. The iPhone 4S is not natively capable of running on China Telecom’s 3G network, so modifications presumably had to be made.
The launch on China Telecom should now take place within the space of a few weeks, with Apple further broadening their reach into the Chinese market and giving their potential rivals something else to think about.