Rocky path ahead for China Tower as it looks to go public

Posted by Subramanian Venkatraman  on July 10, 2018

Mobile tower infrastructure provider China Tower has won approval in Hong Kong for an IPO in what bodes to be the largest IPO in Hong Kong since 2010. Speculation is rife that the IPO could raise up to $10 billion for China Tower. That’s over twice the IPO of Chin... READ MORE

Tag(s): Regulations & policy, Cell towers, China, IPO


Egypt’s new capital will attract new investment but also lock country into Chinese loans and technology

Posted by Matt Walker  on October 5, 2018

Egypt is building a new capital city on a desert plot between the Nile River & the Suez Canal, to ease Cairo’s population boom. Labeled “the first smart city in Egypt,” the new, unnamed city ultimately aims to house nearly 6.5 million people. Chine... READ MORE

Tag(s): China, Greenfield, Smart cities, MENA


Alibaba aims to undercut US chipmakers’ dominance

Posted by Arun Menon  on November 2, 2018

Alibaba entered the club of webscale network operators (WNOs) developing their own chips recently, joining Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. The Chinese e-commerce giant announced plans, in September 2018, to develop its own customized neural network chip, called Ali... READ MORE

Tag(s): R&D, China, Chips