Playing to Win

By all accounts, Avaya Inc. was ready to get Wall Street off its back. Competition in IP and unified communications is hot, hot, hot. And Avaya has spent its time reacting to investors looking over its shoulder. Certain things can inhibit some longerterm strategies, says an Avaya spokesperson. So, after weeks of speculation, Avaya on […]

Avaya Inks Merger Agreement With Private Firms

Rumors were laid to rest late Monday as Avaya Inc. announced it has accepted a private equity buyout deal worth about $8.2 billion. The buyers Silver Lake LP and TPG Inc. will pay $17.50 per share for the Basking Ridge, N.J., equipment maker. Investors said their firms looked to Avaya in part for its leadership […]


Posted: 04/2002 Briefs American Fiber Systems (AFS) announ-ced completion of a nearly 40-mile dark-fiber ring winding through Salt Lake City and surrounding communities. It provides immediate, on-net access to the local facilities of Level 3 Communications Inc. and Switch and Data. It also provides access to telco COs in Salt Lake City, West Valley City, […]

Business News – OneStar Acquires Ustel/Arcada

Posted: 10/1999 OneStar Acquires Ustel/Arcada Evansville, Ind.-based OneStar Long Distance Inc. has added another long distance customer base acquisition to its belt with the purchase of Ustel Inc./Arcada Communications Inc., a jointly controlled Seattle-based company. This is the third acquisition by OneStar in less than a month. The company previously purchased NeTel Inc. (Tel3), Fort […]

Business News – McLeodUSA Expands Territory

Posted: 08/1999 McLeodUSA Expands Territory McLeodUSA Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has agreed to acquire Access Communications Inc. and SJ Investments Inc., both of Salt Lake City, which operate as Access Long Distance. Under the terms of the agreement, McLeod will pay approximately 1.9 million shares of 144(a) unregistered McLeodUSA stock and about $50 million in […]

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