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Telecom Mergers and Acquisitions

  1. Tata Sells Majority Stake In Datacenters to ST Telemedia

    A significant chunk of data centers in Asia will be changing ownership structure.  The Indian carrier Tata Communications is selling a 74% stake in its data center business in India and Singapore to ST Telemedia.  Tata Communications will retain a 26% stake in the business, which becomes a joint venture.... [visit site to read […]
  2. Thursday Bytes: Telefonica, QTS, Interoute, Charter

    Here's a quick rundown on a few more interesting news items to keep an eye on:... [visit site to read more]
  3. Quintillion Buys Arctic Fibre

    Quintillion Buys Arctic FibreThe plans for a cable through the Arctic Ocean took a dramatic new turn today.  Quintillion Subsea Holdings, which has been building a cable system along the Alaska coast, has purchased the assets of Arctic Fibre, which had been planning a cable system stretching from Japan to the UK through the Northwest Passage.... [visit site […]
  4. Inteliquent to Acquire Better Voice

    There was a bit of inorganic action this morning from a corner of the industry that has been pretty quiet lately.  Inteliquent has acquired Shopety, Inc, which does business as Better Voice, as a means to add muscle to its Omni platform.... [visit site to read more]
  5. Digital Realty Takes Eight Data Centers Off Equinix’s Hands

    A substantial amount of colo space will be changing hands according to this morning's news. Equinix has decided to divest itself of eight data centers over in Europe, and Digital Realty has stepped up to acquire the assets for approximately $874M. In parallel, Equinix gets a binding option to acquire Digital Realty's facility in St. […]
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. 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]
  9. 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]
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