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

Telecom 2014: The Top 12 Stories Are All “To Be Continued”

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Telecompetitor covered a lot of big telecom stories in 2014, but there were 12 that stood out in my mind – and I thought readers might find it helpful to see them all recapped in one place. If there is any single common thread among...Learn More

CEO: Charlottesville is Just the Beginning of Ting Gigabit Plans

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Add Ting Fiber to the list of companies planning gigabit networks. And add Charlottesville, Virginia to the list of cities slated to receive gigabit service – a market Ting Fiber plans to enter by purchasing 70% of fiber-to-the-home network operator Blue Ridge InternetWorks. Ting Fiber’s...Learn More

Moss Adams’ CHR Acquisition Consolidates Tier 3 Telecom Suppliers

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Moss Adams LLP’s plan to acquire the regulatory compliance and financial consulting portion of CHR Solutions, announced yesterday, will bring together two key suppliers with a strong focus on the Tier 3 telecom market. Moss Adams is one of the largest accounting and business consulting...Learn More

CenturyLink Acquires Big Data Analytics Firm

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MONROE, La. and SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the acquisition of Cognilytics, a leading provider of advanced predictive analytics and Big Data solutions to mid-sized and large enterprises. Cognilytics helps businesses convert “data to decisions” through...Learn More

GCI/ Alaska Communications Deal Will End Unique Wireless Joint Venture

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A pioneering joint venture that enabled two competitive service providers to share wireless infrastructure is expected to come to an end by early next year, when Alaska Communications System Group expects to sell its share of the joint venture and its wireless customer base to...Learn More

Vonage to Acquire Unified Communications Provider

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HOLMDEL, N.J., Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Telesphere Networks Ltd., an industry-leading provider of Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) solutions to larger enterprises in the small and medium business (SMB) sector, for $114...Learn More

Level 3 Completes Acquisition of tw telecom

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) announced it completed its acquisition of tw telecom. The transaction further positions the company as a global leader in the rapidly evolving business communications market. The combined company provides enterprise, government and...Learn More