China operators undergoing the biggest shakeup since 2008



China operators undergoing the biggest shakeup since 2008. In what appears to be only the beginning, China Mobile consolidated most of its content bases into a company called Migu (previously the music base) to create an independent fully owned subsidiary in an effort to increase its competitiveness in the marketplace. Interestingly the powerful "Internet Base" now has a viable competitor within China Mobile causing a major internal upheaval. Over 20 GM level executives have already been rotated or reassigned. For now the rumors the CT and CU will combine seem unlikely.

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Chris DeAngelis is a Partner and the General Manager of Alliance Development Group (ADG). Chris is considered a leading expert on the Chinese technology scene and is regularly cited in leading media including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Forbes, TechNode, MSNBC, Digital Trends, China Economic Review, International Business Times, Thomson Reuters and others. He has BS in Accounting from Lehigh University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He has two daughters and has been living in Beijing since 2005.