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  1. Friday Bytes: NTT, Telefonica, CommScope, Zayo, WOW!

    TGIF.  Between Metro Connect and the blizzard, there’s been a lot of news this week that I didn’t get to.  Here’s two international items, some vendor M&A, and two metro networking expansion items to review before the weekend gets rolling: … [visit site to read more]
  2. South of the Border, AT&T Strikes Again

    Showing just how intent they are on their Mexican invasion, AT&T has made another acquisition just nine days after closing its purchase of Iusacell. This morning they announced a deal to purchase Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings, following through on rumors of their interest since fall.  … [visit site to read more]
  3. Hutchison Makes Its Move on England

    Another billionaire is on the move in Europe, adding territory to his empire and helping consolidate the wireless market further. Hutchison Whampoa, which is of course led by Hong Kong’s Li Ka-Shing, has followed through on the not-so-secret rumors and made a bid worth some $15B for O2, Telefonica’s UK wireless division. … [visit site […]
  4. The connectivity landscape in 2015: 3 changes to expect

    This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Jeff Smith, Strategy & Marketing Director, Interxion Here in the waking hours of 2015, the networking community is facing fundamental questions – the kind that trace back to its very foundation. … [visit site to read more]
  5. Nimbo Gets Scooped Up By Equinix

    Although I wouldn’t call it a frenzy, there seems to be a steady buzz of M&A at the edges of the cloud as larger players acquire smaller, innovative companies to bring the right combination of talent in-house.  Today it was Equinix’s turn, as they announced a deal for the professional services firm Nimbo. … [visit […]
  6. More Int’l Bytes: Ciena, Verizon, Seaborn, Hutchison

    More Int’l Bytes: Ciena, Verizon, Seaborn, HutchisonWith PTC going on out in Hawaii this week, there’s lots of news under the waves plus some more European M&A action to consider: … [visit site to read more]
  7. A Look At Those 2015 M&A Polls

    A Look At Those 2015 M&A PollsThe last two Fridays we had our annual M&A polls, checking which operators Telecom Ramblings readers think will be the consolidators or consolidatees in the year ahead.  Now let’s take a quick look at those results and see what you had to say (and my own thoughts). … [visit site to read more]
  8. Zayo Makes a Big Data Center Deal

    In its largest inorganic move in the data center world so far, Zayo today announced an agreement to acquire Latisys.  The price tag of $675M makes this the company’s biggest move since the acquisition of AboveNet two and a half years ago.  It takes Zayo much deeper into the data center market than it has […]
  9. Verizon Aims to Unload Yet More Copper

    According to Verizon’s CEO the other day at a Citi conference, the telecom giant is looking at ridding itself of even more of its wireline network assets: … [visit site to read more]