Suddenlink Altice Deal Highlights Ongoing Cable MSO M&A Activity

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Cable MSO merger and acquisition activity continues today, but from a somewhat surprising source. The latest deal includes tier 2 cable MSO Suddenlink who is being acquired by French communications conglomerate Altice for $9.2 billion. Suddenlink is the seventh largest U.S. cable MSO with 1.5 million...Learn More

JAB Broadband Re-Brands Acquired Wireless ISPs Under Rise Name

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May 15, 2015 — DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rise Broadband is the new brand name for JAB Broadband – the nation’s leading fixed wireless Internet service provider – and its five divisions which offer Internet and phone service to rural and suburban areas throughout 15 states in the...Learn More

Verizon Digital Strategy Now Includes Buying AOL

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Verizon will buy AOL for $4.4 billion or $50 per share. AOL primarily focuses on digital content and online advertising, but has a long storied past with the Internet. Its early foundation was built on dial-up Internet subscriptions, a legacy that still contributes today, with...Learn More

Baja Broadband Officially Becomes TDS Today

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MADISON, Wis. (May 11, 2015) – It isn’t just a name change. It’s a promise of what’s to come. Baja Broadband is changing its name to reflect that of its parent company, TDS Telecom (TDS). As part of a rebrand effort, the cable company will...Learn More

CenturyLink Acquires Database Company Orchestrate

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MONROE, La. and PORTLAND, Ore., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the acquisition of Orchestrate, a company that offers a fully managed database service for rapid application development. The acquisition enhances the CenturyLink Cloud platform with new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) capabilities...Learn More

Behind the $16.5 Billion Nokia/ Alcatel-Lucent Merger Plan

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Word that Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent were close to a merger agreement has proven true. The two companies today announced “their intention to combine to create an innovation leader in next generation technology and services for an IP connected world.” The combined company will be called...Learn More

Charter/ Bright House Deal: Cable Industry Looks More and More Like Telecom

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The cable industry is looking more and more like the telecom industry with Charter Communications’ announcement today that it plans to acquire Bright House Networks. Charter already was positioned to be the nation’s second largest cableco as the result of a pending deal that would...Learn More

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