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  1. GTT Strikes Again, Acquires Telnes

    Fresh off the closing of its acquisition of One Source Networks in October, GTT has made another M&A move. Yesterday after the markets closed, they announced the acquisition of Telnes Broadband.... [visit site to read more]
  2. BroadSoft Acquires Transera, Invades the Contact Center

    Early monday morning kicked off with an interesting bit of M&A in the cloud communications software arena. Broadsoft has announced the acquisition of privately held Transera, an upstart in the cloud contact center space.... [visit site to read more]
  3. Friday Bytes: EarthLink, Zayo, Independents, IPC Systems

    Here's a quick set of network quick-takes for this Friday morning.... [visit site to read more]
  4. Verizon and XO? The Rumor Mill Spins On

    Over on TMCnet, Peter Radizeski and Rich Tehrani are talking up a rumor, and it's a big one for the sector. Is Verizon about to buy XO?... [visit site to read more]
  5. Synoptek Buys EarthLink’s IT Services Division

    EarthLink made a move this afternoon to streamline its business, selling off its IT division to Synoptek.  The deal more than doubles Synoptek's size straight off the bat, bringing in 1,700 IT services customers to join their existing 400+ worldwide.  It gives them a deeper network footprint, particularly on the east coast of the US, […]
  6. The Impact of Major Telcos Shedding Their Data Centers

    This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W Wang As 2016 just kicked in, the news swirled that Verizon Communications may start to sell off their data centers for billions of cash in return. While such news is not really a surprise, since other major telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, and Windstream have already done or considered […]
  7. Birch Takes Aim at Primus, Canada

    Another US service provider has designs on the Canadian marketplace. Primus Telecommunications Canada has been granted creditor protection north of the border, saying it needs the cover as it restructures and sells its assets to Birch Communications.... [visit site to read more]
  8. US Network M&A In 2016, About Those Polls

    US Network M&A In 2016, About Those PollsAs we do every year on Telecom Ramblings, we kicked off January with a pair of reader polls asking about US network operators a) Who is likely buying, and b) Who is probably selling.  The results this year were quite interesting.  While the top picks for both buyers and sellers were perennial favorites, the next […]
  9. TierPoint Strikes Again With Cosentry Buy

    The colocation side of infrastructure saw another significant M&A this morning.  TierPoint has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Omaha-based Cosentry.... [visit site to read more]
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