telecom

Why Asian telcos are rushing to merge their businesses

Asia’s telecommunications service providers are in a race to merge to gain scale and prepare for 5G, the next-generation communications technology that is expected to create massive new business opportunities.
May 30, 2019

China Tower readies world's biggest IPO in 4 years

The world’s largest telecom tower operator will show old-economy firms can still excite if it completes its $8.7 billion offering. But then it does have some new-economy advantages.
July 23, 2018

Three ways 5G could revolutionise the world

Low latency is critical to future applications that require near-instant responsiveness and absolute reliability. 5G will also ensure the full potential of cloud storage and IoT is realised.
July 09, 2018

China Tower: Unrivalled monopoly comes to market

Beijing is set to introduce private investors into the world’s largest telecom tower operator through its upcoming IPO in Hong Kong. Is this an opportunity investors should take?
July 07, 2018

Axiata expands tower business in Pakistan

Malaysian telco teams up with local conglomerate Dawood Hercules to acquire 13,000 towers from Pakistan’s leading telecommunications company Jazz.
August 31, 2017

HKBN buys New World telecom for $83m

Co-owner Ni Quiaque Lai tells FinanceAsia the purchase will help HKBN expand faster, with further industry consolidation likely.
February 18, 2016