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Telecom Mergers and Acquisitions

  1. The Intercloud Will Absorb the Metacloud

    Rackspace may be distancing itself from consolidation in the cloud space, but Cisco managed to find a target to beef up its own efforts.  The router giant entered the space back in March with its Intercloud strategy, and today announced its intention to purchase Metacloud. … [visit site to read more]
  2. Rackspace Jumps Off the Table

    One of the bits of summer speculation that seemed destined to happen isn’t going to, at least for now. Rackspace yesterday called off its review of strategic alternatives, named Taylor Rhodes as its CEO, and plotted an independent course. … [visit site to read more]
  3. Some Spanish Jazz for Orange?

    According to Reuters, France’s incumbent telecommunications giant may be about to make an M&A move to its south. Orange is said to be readying a purchase of Spain’s alternative fixed line operator Jazztel in an effort to boost its prospects there, a move that analysts have expected for a while. … [visit site to read […]
  4. Vendor Roundup: Ericsson, Cyan, Infinera, Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent

    For this fall Friday let’s see what’s going on with the vendors: … [visit site to read more]
  5. Metro Bytes: Tower Cloud, Level 3, FirstLight, US Signal

    Here are a few quick-takes on news from the metro and regional fiber space: … [visit site to read more]
  6. MetTel to Acquire Thrive

    The communications operator MetTel announced a key acquisition this morning, joining what has been a busy week already on the inorganic front.  They’ll be purchasing Thrive Networks, the IT solutions arm of the office retail giant Staples. … [visit site to read more]
  7. Global Capacity Pounces, Acquires MegaPath’s Network Business

    Global Capacity Pounces, Acquires MegaPath’s Network BusinessThere’s big news in the managed connectivity business today, as Global Capacity has made a big inorganic move. They’ve announced plans to acquire of the Network Services business unit of MegaPath.  … [visit site to read more]
  8. Industry Spotlight: A Fiber Q&A with Bank Street Group

    2014 has been filled with news of large-scale strategic and financial transactions such as Level 3’s $7 billion acquisition of tw telecom and Zayo’s impending IPO, but a small deal that almost flew beneath the radar has definitely piqued our interest. We sat down with Bank Street Group’s James Henry (JHH), Richard Lukaj (RSL) and […]
  9. Fiber M&A: Crown Castle to Buy 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network

    Fiber M&A: Crown Castle to Buy 24/7 Mid-Atlantic NetworkIn a transaction that has been submitted to the Maryland Public Service Commission but which doesn’t seem to have made it into the news yet, a national tower company is making a relatively small but very interesting move into the fiber business. Crown Castle has apparently agreed to purchase 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network. … [visit site […]