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Mergers, Acquisitions and Moves

There has been a lot of activity in the last couple of weeks in the telecom sector. Here are the highlights. Verizon decided to put its Enterprise business up for sale for $10B. Rumor has it that the data...

Telecom Tidbits (Part 2921)

M&A in the data center space as Colologix acquires New Jersey based Net Access. Net Access, LLC is a "colocation and workspace recovery provider with over 200K gross square footage across three enterprise-grade facilities in Northern New Jersey." NJ...

3 Big Changes Today

The first big change is at Comptel. It has re-branded as INCOMPAS under the new association management team and fairly new CEO, former Sen. Chip Pickering. With twitter, Netflix and Google as sponsors of Comptel Plus and members of...

Really Big Mergers

Dell-EMC, Charter-TWC-BHN. Anheuser-Busch InBev-SAB Miller. Big mergers usually amount to nothing good for customers. It is really about getting bigger, scaling up, too big to fail, but too big to execute. The Charter acquisitions are facing opposition from many,...

So Much M&A to Keep Up With

I cannot keep up with all the merger and acquisition activity happening right now. Here is some of it. A big one for me is that Accenture acquired Cloud Sherpas. Sherpas was one of the largest Google integrators. Now...

A Couple of Things

While at the ITEXPO in Anaheim, I wanted to share a few things that happened. Birch bought some of Sage Telecom's customers. From the Sage page, it looks like Residential base but there are probably some small business too....

The Cable Dominance Push

From USA Today, "Altice Group, a European telecom company controlled by French cable entrepreneur Patrick Drahi, has agreed to buy U.S. cable operator Cablevision (CVC) in a deal valued at $17.7 billion." Altice already is buying smaller cableco Suddenlink...

GTT Buys OSN

GTT has been a on an acquisition binge since 2009, when they bought WBS Connect. Then in 2011 they bought UK's PacketExchange to complement the business. Next, they added nLayer to the mix for just $18m. They bought the...

FCC Moves on Frontier and the Internet

So the FCC set the clock on the Charter-TWC merger. Part of the order explains how confidential information will be handled. (This is not the first merger with confidential company info.) The two Republican Commissioners on the FCC are...

What Happened to Alteva?

Alteva was one of the pure play Broadsoft ITSPs. The exit strategy was to be acquired (as it was for almost all the CCA members). An RLEC, WVT, bought them in 2011 for $17m. Today, Momemtum, a wholesale Broadsoft...

What's Up With the Data Center?

This morning there is an article that "RDG Capital Fund Management, the investment vehicle of Russell Glass and a significant shareholder of Internap, put out a public call today citing shareholder support for a sale of the company," InterNAP....

Vonage Picks Up Another One

Broadsoft is losing customers steadily. Vonage bought its third Broadsoft shop today with the announcement it is acquiring iCore for $92M. "The purchase price represents approximately 1.3 times estimated 2015 iCore revenues." [pr] "iCore sells its solutions primarily through...

Integra Expands With Fiber Buy

Integra is in the process of re-invention. Integra re-organized and revived the Electric Lightwave brand. CEO Kevin O'Hara was replaced by a board member and the HQ moved to Vancouver. But it looks like it will stick with its...

Fiber Play: NTELOS Bought by Shentel

It is all about fiber. Whether it is fiber-to-the-home or fiber lit buildings, the bankers love the word fiber. (I will refrain from jokes about constipated personalities here.) CenturyLink keeps announcing fiber-to-the-home plans. Just the announcement is enough sometimes....

An Afternoon of VoIP News

Vitelity, a VoIP, SMS and Fax-over-IP provider, got bought by Onvoy. Onvoy got bought by Zayo. Zayo spun it off as a part of another Zayo entity (CII or Communications Infrastructure Investments). Onvoy provides tandem and transit, wholesale VoIP,...

News Tidbits Part 2919

Windstream joins the likes of TelePacific, the old Airband (now UNSi) and numerous WISPs in offering Fixed Wireless. "Windstream's Fixed Wireless is a technology solution for carrier-grade Ethernet and Internet-over-Ethernet connectivity delivered by digital microwave technology, and is currently...

Promises Unkept

As the mergers (AT&T/DirecTV and Charter-TWC-BrightHouse) are coming under review at both the Dept. of Justice and the FCC, the propaganda machines are full swing - especially by AT&T which has a formula for getting its way at the...

Merger Noise in June

BroadSoft gobbled up mPortal, which "designs and develops customer experiences across mobile, web and other connected devices." [Marketing noise for app and portal.] It turns out that BroadSoft Design is actually mPortal. It has something to do with BroadSoft's...

Europe Invades American Cable

The French group Altice SA, controlled by Patrick Drahi, made a bid of $9.1 billion for Suddenlink - and is rumored to be looking at TWC. Yesterday, during a lunch discussion with TMC's CEO, Rich Tehrani, I mentioned how...

AOL Gets a Surprise from Verizon

Did you know that 2.1 million people still use AOL dial-up - and pay about $20 per month for it? And Verizon just put in a bid to buy AOL for about $4.4B in cash. (No idea where that...

4 Acquisitions Noted (+2)

I missed the announcement that BAE was acquiring SilverSky. SilverSky was a combination of Perimeter Internetworking and Silver Sky that was a major cyber security and network security firm used by a number of large service providers. BAE is...

A Spotlight on EarthLink

EarthLink has come a long way from the days of Mindspring and dial-up. That revenue did allow it to make big mistakes - Helio, Muni Wi-Fi - and make acquisitions to become the company they are today. From dial-up...

M&A Rumor Mill

One big rumor is that Salesforce is being acquired. Google, Microsoft and even Oracle have all been mentioned. Although Oracle has said they will profit more if someone else buys Salesforce. By the way, just the rumor made a...

News Tidbits Part 2917

Windstream's telecommunications network assets were spun off into a REIT named Communications Sales and Leasing, Inc. that is trading on Nasdaq as symbol CSAL today. Comcast removed itself from the $45B acquisition of TWC. Both the DOJ and the...

I Just Don't See Nokia Pulling This Off

Nokia is buying Lucent for $16.5 billion. Rajeev Suri, current Nokia president and CEO, says, ""Together, Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia intend to lead in next-generation network technology and services, with the scope to create seamless connectivity for people and things...
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