merger and acquisition


Q&A: Intelisys President Jay Bradley

Jay Bradley, Intelisys’ president of telecom services, recently disclosed the master agency’s commission and revenue numbers. Why would a private company in a fiercely competitive industry share this information?

SPS, Consultedge Complete Merger

Platinum-certified Avaya channel partners SPS and Consultedge have completed their merger, expanding SPS footprint in the IP communications space.

Agents Bullish on Speakeasy Deal

Agents are upbeat about the potential for the merger of Speakeasy with Covad and MegaPath a combo that creates a stronger company in terms of scale, product breadth and channel-friendliness.

Speakeasy To Merge with MegaPath-Covad

In a three-way transaction hyped as a next-generation CLEC, Speakeasy, Covad and MegaPath plan to merge, but analysts see it as a deal primarily about scale and Best Buys chance to step back from the telecom business.

Lightyear Becomes Public, Plans Acquisition Strategy

Lightyear Network Solutions LLC, Louisville, Ky., announced late Friday that it has become a public company through a reverse merger with Libra Alliance Corp. (LBAL), a shell corporation and former ISP. As a result of the transaction Lightyear, which was founded in 1993, became Libra’s principal operating company. It owns 80 percent of the company […]

Mashup Activity Shakes Conferencing Market

Cisco Systems Inc. is acquiring TANDBERG. Logitech is buying LifeSize Communications Inc.  BT and Polycom Inc. are teaming for unified conferencing offerings. Google Inc. is eyeing the multipoint video conferencing market. There is a lot of activity happening in the conferencing market lately as vendors scurry to fill gaps in their own offerings and become […]

Level 3: Integration is Top Priority

Following Kevin OHaras departure as president and COO from Level 3 Communications Inc. earlier this week, the carriers integration troubles are making headlines again. Although Level 3 spokespeople would not confirm a link, many analysts have speculated that the difficulties bringing together six acquisitions from an operational standpoint were behind the leadership change. To find […]

Time Warner Telecom Tops $1 Billion in 2007

In its first full year of operations following its acquisition of Xspedius, Time Warner Telecom Inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC) reported $1.084 billion in revenue for the year ended Dec. 31, solidifying its position as a super-tier 2 carrier behind two other post-merger CLECs, PAETEC Communications and XO Communications Inc. The consolidated company (Time Warner Telecom/Xspedius) grew […]

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