Looking Back at 2013′s M&As: International Edition

December 30th, 2013

In this final installment of Ramblings’ review of M&A activity in 2013, we look at the international stage. Indeed, that’s where the real action was in both raw size and media coverage, with wireless taking the stage in a big way. But there were also some interesting infrastructure deals around the world that shouldn’t be forgotten. [Read more →]

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Looking Back at 2013′s M&As: Colo & Cloud Edition

December 27th, 2013

Following up on the network M&A article before Christmas, it’s time to take a similar look at consolidation within the colocation and cloud marketplace during 2013.  Here is a quick look at the deals of the year, organized by the underlying trend they were a part of [Read more →]


Ghosts in the Machine: Virtualization and the Next Generation of Storage Architecture

December 26th, 2013

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Stefan Bernbo, CEO and founder of Compuverde.  

The boom of cloud services and the rapidly-growing demand for more storage has turned virtualization into a hot commodity. Virtualization, the name given to the practice of using a software program to mimic the functions of physical hardware, offers a wide range of flexibility and reduced hardware costs. These benefits are becoming too [Read more →]

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Digicel Buys a Submarine Cable Backbone

December 24th, 2013

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The Caribbean operator Digicel Group has added some fiber to its diet.  They announced yesterday the purchase of a substantial set of submarine cable assets from Global Carribean Fiber (GCF) and the Loret Group,  its majority shareholder .   [Read more →]

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Limelight Sells Clickability, Tightens Focus

December 24th, 2013

In another interesting shift, Limelight Networks announced yesterday the sale of its web content management business to Upland Software.  This is the Clickability piece of their business, which they purchased a little more than two years ago.   [Read more →]

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Earthlink Gets New CEO, euNetworks Hires a CFO

December 23rd, 2013

Two key pre-Christmas executive appointments were announced this morning, one down in Atlanta and the other over in London. [Read more →]


Looking Back at 2013′s M&As – US Network Edition

December 23rd, 2013

Last year in the US metro/telecom/infrastructure merger marketplace, the pickings were slim once you got past the big deals from Zayo and Lightower. But looking back on 2013,  while it was the wireless soap operas that dominated the headlines, the pace of merger activity definitely picked up once again in the US network space. [Read more →]


Alcatel-Lucent Shifts LGS Out to Private Equity

December 20th, 2013

As the year winds down, Alcatel-Lucent is checking one more item off its list of stuff to find new homes for.  They’re  selling the LGS Innovations unit to a private equity group led by Madison Dearborn Partners and CoVant.  LGS is the piece of Bell Labs that was separated out from Lucent in the Alcatel-Lucent merger of 2006 to provide various network services for the US federal government. [Read more →]

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Xmas Data Bytes: Global Capacity, HE, Telx, Zayo

December 20th, 2013

Before everyone disappears for the holidays (except me), here’s a few expansions and infrastructure contracts from this week to look at: [Read more →]


Dish Eyeing a Rematch With Softbank?

December 19th, 2013

Hot on the heels of the WSJ report that Sprint is looking at buying T-Mobile comes another that has Dish ominously looking at the same thing. Is Charlie Ergen spoiling for a rematch with Masayoshi Son? [Read more →]

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Euro Roundup: euNetworks, GTS, GTT, Alcatel-Lucent

December 19th, 2013

Several quick items out of Europe that are worth a quick look: [Read more →]

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M&A Poll: Will a Sprint/T-Mobile Deal Ever Happen?

December 18th, 2013

It seems like many of the monster mergers that get rumored about eventually happen, even if it is a couple years later — Verizon/Vodafone being one of the latest examples.  This week’s resurgent will-they-or-won’t-they rumor concerned Sprint and T-Mobile, for about the hundredth time in the past few years.  What about it, do you think such a deal will ever happen? [Read more →]

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