Cincinnati Bell Sells Messaging Business

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DAYTON, Ohio, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — One Call Now, America’s largest message notification provider, has acquired cNotify, the business notification and automated messaging service provided by CBTS (Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions). This is the second acquisition the company has announced this year, recently touting a...Learn More

Vonage to Buy Simple Signal

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HOLMDEL, N.J., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) (“the Company”), a leading provider of cloud communications services for consumers and businesses, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Simple Signal Inc. (“SimpleSignal”), a leading provider of Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) and...Learn More

AT&T/ DirecTV Deal: AT&T Exec Touts TV Everywhere Edge

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AT&T sees its impending DirecTV acquisition as a means of expanding its addressable market for TV Everywhere and bundled services, said AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of Home Solutions Lori Lee in a question-and-answer session at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference yesterday. “We...Learn More

HP to Acquire Aruba Networks

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PALO ALTO, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Mar. 2, 2015 — HP (NYSE: HPQ) and Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN) today announced a definitive agreement for HP to acquire Aruba, a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise, for $24.67 per share in...Learn More

$10 Billion Frontier/ Verizon Deal Confirmed

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Frontier late yesterday confirmed its plans to acquire Verizon lines in California, Texas and Florida for $10.5 billion– a move that will nearly double Frontier’s voice broadband and video lines and dramatically boost the number of customers served by high-speed DSL or fiber-to-the-home. More than...Learn More

What’s at Stake in Expected $10 Billion Verizon-Frontier Deal

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Verizon and Frontier reportedly are close to announcing a deal for Verizon to sell part of its landline business in California, Texas and Florida to Frontier.  And as the industry awaits an official announcement, there has been a lot of speculation about which company has...Learn More

NTCA, ITTA, and COMPTEL Launch ‘Don’t Comcast the Internet’ Campaign

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Trade associations representing incumbent and competitive carriers have joined forces on a “Don’t Comcast the Internet” campaign opposing the pending Comcast – Time Warner merger. The associations include NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association, which represents small incumbent telcos; Comptel, which represents competitive carriers and ITTA (The...Learn More

AT&T to Acquire Nextel Mexico

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January 26, 2015 — DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T1 has entered into an agreement with NII Holdings, Inc. to acquire its wireless business in Mexico for US$1.875 billion, less the outstanding net debt of the business at closing, in a transaction pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S....Learn More

Wilkes Communications/ TDS Deal: Wilkes CEO Has Gigabit Plans

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TDS Telecom plans to join its bigger telecom brethren in selling off rural lines – in this case about 3,000 lines in three North Carolina communities representing TDS’s entire North Carolina telecom holdings. But unlike with previous deals such as Frontier’s purchases of AT&T and...Learn More

$25,000 Per Member? Uncommon Sale Reveals Potential Telecom Cooperative Value

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Telecom cooperatives are rarely sold. But the sale of Wyoming-based cooperative Tri-County Telephone Association, which closed December 31, is an exception to the rule. The new owner is BHT Holdings, a company owned primarily by Neil Schlenker, a local resident and member of the cooperative....Learn More

JAB Broadband Acquires Idaho ISP

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January 09, 2015  — BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digis, an operating division of wireless broadband industry-leader JAB Broadband (JAB), has today acquired the operations of One Wave Networks, an Idaho-based Internet provider. Effective immediately, Digis is providing a seamless Internet transition and expanded services to One Wave’s...Learn More

Global Capacity Completes Acquisition of MegaPath’s Network Services Business

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Chicago, IL, USA, January 06, 2015 — Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces the completion of its acquisition of MegaPath’s Network Services business unit, creating a $300 million company uniquely positioned to change how businesses and service providers buy data...Learn More