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Should Cloud Giants Buy Retail Chains (and Telcos) to Get Control of the Network Edge?

by Lian Jye Su | 2Q 2017 | IN-4629

The telco market in China is ripe for disruption. ABI Research looks at Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition and takes a view on the possibility of Alibaba acquiring a telco in China. As Alibaba continues to expand its platform-first business strategy, a potential telco acquisition will provide the Chinese giant with a sufficient competitive edge in the cloud computing market. However, the bad news is, there are just too many hurdles.

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