Motorola to Sell STB Unit, Break Up?

Motorola Inc. reportedly has several potential suitors lined up for its set-top box division, including private equity firms and cable hardware company Arris. This is the latest break-up rumor to launch re: Moto, ratcheting up a feeling that the company would be better off spinning off a unit or two, or breaking into two or […]

The Channel Bids Farewell to a Friend

There are some people that leave a lasting impression. John Marsch was one of those people. Standing at 6 feet, 4 inches and with a shock of white hair, he certainly was remarkable to all who saw him. But it was a captivating presence and entrepreneurial spirit in equal to his large stature for which […]

Round Table

Posted: 8/2003 … ON GLOBAL CROSSING’S PROPOSAL TO SELL A MAJORITY STAKE IN THE BANKRUPT FIRM TO SINGAPORE TECHNOLOGIES TELEMEDIA PTE. "Global Crossing’s prolonged bankruptcy and dwindling cash reserves are expected to result in continued erosion of its customer base unless an alternative offer is put in place." –Brian Oliver, executive vice president of strategy […]

Global Crossing’s Fate to be Determined Next Week

Global Crossing Ltd. ( could be destined for a transformation in one week after potential investors make final bids for the company. The bankrupt operator won’t disclose names of the organizations that submitted bids last week, but a private auction is scheduled July 24 at the offices of Weil Gotshal ( & Manges LLP in […]

Business News – Touch America Bids for Qwest’s Long Distance

Posted: 05/2000 Touch America Bids for Qwest’s Long Distance By Stacy Lane Linkmeyer Touch America (, the telecommunications subsidiary of The Montana Power Co., will pay nearly $200 million for Qwest Communications International Inc.’s ( long distance services and related business covering a 14-state area.Qwest must divest of the services to meet FCC ( criteria […]

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