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  1. Viatel Lands €125M For Expansion, Shopping List

    Viatel Lands €125M For Expansion, Shopping ListSince it became part of the Digiweb Group, I have wondered Viatel’s pan-European duct and fiber network might serve as a platform for European M&A.  Today that possibility took a big step toward reality with the raising of a financial war chest and a declaration of intent to use it. … [visit site to read […]
  2. Ridgemont Moves Into Cross River Fiber

    Ridgemont Moves Into Cross River FiberPrivate equity money found another metro fiber home this morning, as Ridgemont Equity Partners has announced a deal to acquire a majority stake in Cross River Fiber.   The company’s current management, led by CEO Vincenzo Clemente, will continue to hold a substantial stake in the company, and will keep on doing what they’ve been doing […]
  3. Thinking Phone Acquires Whaleback

    The VoIP/UC side of the industry has been very dynamic lately, seeing both organic and inorganic activity on the uptick for several years.  Yesterday there was a bit more of the latter variety.  Thinking Phone Networks has announced the acquisition of Whaleback Managed Services. … [visit site to read more]
  4. Tuesday Roundup: Calix, Grande, Telstra, iiNet, Bulletin

    Here’s a quick roundup of some other interesting news already out this week: … [visit site to read more]
  5. Alpheus Buys StratITsphere’s Biz Colo

    Alpheus Buys StratITsphere’s Biz ColoAlpheus made a small, strategic M&A move down in Houston yesterday.  They have announced the acquisition of StratIT’sphere’s business colocation unit down in Houston’s energy corridor. … [visit site to read more]
  6. Sprint Apparently Tosses In the Towel On T-Mobile

    According to the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg this morning, Sprint has given up its quest to purchase its rival T-Mobile US — again. Of course, it’s not an official decision and even if true they could restart things in a heartbeat if they wanted to, but the WSJ has had the inside track on […]
  7. Telefonica Takes Aim at Brazil, Bids For GVT

    With its home turf in Spain still a painful market, Telefonica seems to have decided that its best bet for the future lies in Latin America.  Rumors last week had them sniffing around assets in Mexico in the wake of Carlos Slim’s retreat, but this morning they took a more concrete action.  Telefonica has bid […]
  8. Shaw to Buy Viawest

    Shaw to Buy ViawestShaw Communications is making a big play in the western USA colo and cloud market place. Yesterday the Canadian MSO and network operator announced plans to purchase ViaWest in a dea worth $1.2B. … [visit site to read more]
  9. T-Mobile Gets a Bid, But Not From Japan

    Yes, a bid landed on the table for T-Mobile today from a foreign wireless carrier backed by a billionaire with a talent for disruption. But it wasn’t from Softbank and Masayoshi Son was not involved. The French carrier Iliad, which is backed by Xavier Niel, has come out of nowhere to offer … [visit site to […]