ADTRAN "announced today that it plans to acquire, through an asset sale and purchase agreement, the Nokia Siemens Networks fixed line Broadband Access business (BBA), and associated professional services and network management solutions. The planned acquisition would include the Broadband Access intellectual properties, technologies and the established customer base." This gets ADTRAN some revenue and a foot into International customers.
IN other acquisition news, HyberCube is being bought by West Corp.
"West Corporation, a leading provider of technology-driven, voice and data solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire HyperCube LLC, a premier provider of tandem switching services to telecommunications providers. .... Founded in 2005 and backed from its inception by Kamine Credit Corporation, Annex Capital and Chambers Street Investors, HyperCube has rapidly grown to become a leading provider of toll-free origination services in the United States. HyperCube's unique network provides neutral interconnection services for all types of providers, including wireless, wireline, and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). Hypercube currently serves eight of the top ten largest wireless companies in the U.S.
That's an interesting grab for West Corp, which bought Intercall (conferencing) and Smoothstome (Hosted PBX). Now to grab some toll-free minutes. Maybe its just a revenue play.
Luckily, T-Mobile knows where's its bread can get buttered: T-Mobile Keeps Eyes On The Channel Amid AT&T Merger Turmoil
According to its own press, LightSquared Has Now Signed More Than 30 Wholesale Customers. Clearwire's financial stability coupled with the SpectrumCo-VZW deal has probably helped. Or maybe LSqd was giving it away cheap just to get commitments, some cash and some buzz. However, that GPS issue won't go away. A document leaked to Bloomberg states that 75% of GPS devices experience interference. OOPS!
LSqd called for an investigation stating that only select data was leaked and it was misleading. Personally, I don't think it is misleading. There are few radio operators that have a tight control of the power and frequency that they broadcast on. GPS was their first, LSqd. Too bad. (Plus you don't have the cash to do it anyway!)