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  1. Charter Readies a Friendlier Bid

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Charter is preparing to follow through again with a Time Warner Cable bid. There probably isn't anyone in the industry that will be surprised by that, but the price tag is apparently going to be rather higher this time than last.... [visit site to read more]
  2. Wave Raises a War Chest

    Wave Broadband has been one of the most active alternative network operators over the past few years, and now they have some additional firepower to work with. The company says it has raised a tidy sum of $130M through the sale of corporate bonds, and plans to use it to expand its network footprint.... […]
  3. Pacnet IT network breached, Telstra warns

    This article was was originally posted on telecomasia.net. Australia's Telstra has advised Pacnet customers of a security breach allowing unauthorized access to the Hong Kong based ICT provider's corporate IT network.... [visit site to read more]
  4. Altice Steps Into US Cable M&A Ring

    There's a billionaire buying US Cable MSO assets this month, and it isn't John Malone this time. The French group Altice SA, controlled by Patrick Drahi, jumped into the fray this morning with a deal to buy Suddenlink for $9.1B. Supposedly they have also been simultaneously kicking the tires over at TW Cable.... [visit site […]
  5. With Fiber Mostly Rolled Up, Zayo’s Appetite Shifts

    In Zayo's earnings call this week, Chairman and CEO Dan Caruso was asked about the prospects of Zayo's further consolidation in the US fiber sector. The gist of it was that with Crown Castle entering the game and EBITDA multiples rising ever higher, has Zayo's roll-up finally run into a steep enough hill to slow it […]
  6. Friday Poll: What Do You Think of the Verizon/AOL Deal?

    The biggest news in the sector this week was perhaps Verizon's plan to purchase AOL, acquiring some of the web's best known tech journalism sites as well as mobile advertising technology they hope to leverage alongside their wireless business.  Now that the dust has had a few days to settle, what do you think?... […]
  7. Zayo Hops On the Hibernia Express

    Hibernia Networks' new transatlantic cable system won itself another infrastructure customer this morning in the form of Zayo Group. Zayo will be using the 100G pipes to add a diverse route to the connectivity between its US and European footprints. Zayo made several... [visit site to read more]
  8. Euro Fiber M&A: Antin Buys Eurofiber

    Euro Fiber M&A: Antin Buys EurofiberYesterday saw some more fiber change hands over in Europe. The Dutch network operator Eurofiber has a new owner, as Antin Infrastructure Providers has bought the company from Doughty Hanson and Reggeborgh for €875 million.... [visit site to read more]
  9. AOL to Become Part of Verizon?

    In a chess move that will further blur the lines between content and networks, Verizon announced this morning an agreement to buy AOL.  They will be paying $50 per share for about $4.4B in cash, a 17% premium for AOL's stockholders.... [visit site to read more]