. . . Three of the biggest internet companies in the world are actually based in China – Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent – collectively known as “BAT.” . . . One key enabler of this innovation is their growing embrace of open source platforms. The innovation coming from the highly admired BAT companies is also having a ripple effect across the Chinese market – inspiring Chinese telcos, enterprises, and equipment manufacturers to also look to open technologies to gain agility and cost savings.