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  1. Canadian M&A: BCE to Purchase MTS

    The Canadian market is about to see some significant consolidation.  BCE, which owns the dominant incumbent Bell Canada as well as various media properties, has entered into an agreement to buy its smaller neighboring incumbent Manitoba Telecom Services, better known as MTS.  ... [visit site to read more]
  2. A Year Later, Charter Gets the Green Light

    After a year of waiting for regulators to do what regulators do, Charter Communications' purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are being cleared by regulators.  ... [visit site to read more]
  3. Sparkle For MetroWeb?

    There is some interesting network M&A talk going over in southern Europe this morning. Telecom Italia, which has been looking at the Italian metro and regional netork of Metroweb for some time now, may be planning to use its Sparkle international division to get the deal done.... [visit site to read more]
  4. Birch Reaches Deeper Into the Fiber Well

    Birch Communications says it added another 130K buildings to its metro fiber reach in Q1.  In all, they now reach into some 550K buildings this way, with a goal of a million by the end of the year. ... [visit site to read more]
  5. Verizon’s AOL Shops For Some Virtual Reality

    It is looking as if Verizon has big plans for AOL and its content division generally.  Even while the company is said to be actively bidding for Yahoo, they went out today and made another deal in a rather different direction.  AOL has agreed to acquire RYOT Corp.... [visit site to read more]
  6. Consolidated Acquires Champaign

    No, not the kind made from grapes, although they could have done that too come to think of it.  Consolidated Communications agreed yesterday to acquire Champaign Telephone Company (CTC) in a $13M all cash transaction, consolidating a bit more fiber infrastructure under its umbrella.... [visit site to read more]
  7. Verizon Closing In on Yahoo?

    According to the Wall Street Journal yesterday, the pack of wolves looking to devour Yahoo is thinning out and Verizon is indeed emerging as the wolf to beat.  ... [visit site to read more]
  8. Cloud Communications M&A: Mitel to Acquire Polycom

    One of the most prolific consolidators in the UC and cloud communications sector has struck again. Canadian-based Mitel has announced an agreement to acquire slightly larger competitor Polycom.... [visit site to read more]
  9. UK Regulators Choose 4 Over 3 Again

    Over in England today, UK regulators have spent the last year looking at the proposed combination of Hutchison Whampoa's Three and Telefonica's O2. The verdict: they don't much like it, actually, and are now launching a full in-depth investigation. ... [visit site to read more]
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