The White House has intervened in a business transaction between a Chinese-backed private equity firm and a US chipmaker. US President Donald Trump has blocked Canyon Bridge Capital Partners planned $1.3 billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp. The decision has sent a clear message to Beijing that Washington will vehemently oppose any takeover deals that involve technologies that may have potential military applications. The bid by the Chinese-backed equity company was one of the largest ever attempted on the US microchip sector.

Read more: US president prohibits Chinese firm from buying US chipmaker over security fears

A Hong-Kong based start-up firm has announced that it has received $115m from US investors following a financing-round which was led by Chinese private equity fund New Margin Capital. TNG Wallet says the investment will be used to accelerate the expansion of its services across Asia.

Read more: Hong Kong start-up receives US investment of $115m to expand services across Asia

Infinera and Seaborn Networks (Seaborn) tells us they have deployed Infinera’s new XTS-3300 meshponders on Seaborn’s Seabras-1 submarine cable to rapidly offer cloud connectivity services like SeaCloud™. Seabras-1 is the only submarine cable system with a direct connection between São Paulo, Brazil and New York City, enabling Seaborn to offer SeaSpeed™, its proprietary lowest-latency route, between these key global financial centers. 

Read more: Infinera and Seaborn Networks offer Cloud Scale Services between New York and Sao Paulo

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2017 , Joy Huang Vice President of Huawei’s IT Product Line, in a keynote speech titled "All Connected, All Cloud, All Intelligent", announced six innovative solutions designed to help enterprises with digital transformation. The new solutions include innovations in hardware, software, data, connection, architecture, and hybrid cloud.

Read more: Huawei introduces six innovative solutions to help enterprises with ‘digital transformation’

South Korean multinational conglomerate Samsung and Chinese vendor ZTE have both adopted aggressive strategies in relation to investment for 5G infrastructure – and many analysts are predicting that this approach will both disrupt and threaten the traditional trio of networks players which include Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei.

Read more: ZTE and Samsung’s investment in 5G infrastructure threatens traditional network trio

US search engine giant Google has formally announced its plans to launch its innovative free public Wi-Fi initiative in Indonesia following the success of the program in India. Google’s Wi-Fi project is entitled Google Station and it has been heralded as a brilliant success in India, since debuting in the region eighteen months ago.

Read more: Google launches its free public Wi-Fi program in Indonesia

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