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Telecom Mergers and Acquisitions

  1. ShoreTel Scorns Mitel’s Bid, Again

    Last week, the Canadian service provider Mitel made another move for yet more business VoIP scale and took its bid for rival ShoreTel public. Today, ShoreTel’s board followed up its initial private rejection with a more public one. … [visit site to read more]
  2. Tuesday Roundup: Pacnet, Equinix, Telehouse, Bandwidth, Level 3

    Here’s a quick roundup of news from the past few days, with three from the data center, one from VoIP, and the last from fiber M&A: … [visit site to read more]
  3. TierPoint Acquires Xand, Doubles Footprint

    Late last week there was some consolidation in the colocation sector that slipped past me. TierPoint has agreed acquire Xand from ABRY Partners, adding six data centers and 140,000 square feet or raised floor space to their footprint. The deal gives them some a total of 13 facilities and some 300,000 square feet while bolting on […]
  4. Int’l Roundup: ChungHwa, PCCW, Interoute, Teliasonera

    Here’s a set of news briefs from around the world from this week that are worth a quick look: … [visit site to read more]
  5. euNetworks Climbs Into the Alps, Acquires Fibrelac

    euNetworks Climbs Into the Alps, Acquires FibrelacSome more European fiber infrastructure is changing hands today.  euNetworks has announced the acquisition of Fiberlac, expanding its footprint to both lower latitudes and higher elevations.   … [visit site to read more]
  6. Metro Bytes: FiberLight, FirstLight, Level 3

    Here are three other recent network news items worth checking out: … [visit site to read more]
  7. Iliad Comes To Its Senses

    Yesterday another chapter in the never-ending saga of who will buy T-Mobile came to a close. Iliad and its billionaire founder Xavier Niel has dropped its campaign to acquire a majority stake in the company. … [visit site to read more]
  8. Several Others Did Bid for tw telecom, But Not Very Recently

    In a their proxy filing a couple weeks ago with the SEC, tw telecom gave the usual detailed look at the sale process. And indeed, there were others who kicked the tires and made bids, as noted by Channel Partners the other day. But I have to say, relative to the frequency of rumors it […]
  9. Colo Consolidation: Fortune, Infomart Merge

    Colo Consolidation: Fortune, Infomart MergeWe had a bit of consolidation in the data center space this morning. The west coast’s Fortune Data Centers and Dallas’s Infomart have announced a merger. The combined company will be known as Infomart Data Centers, with some 2.2M square feet of data center and office space under its roofs. … [visit site to read […]