Mergers and acquisitions are an important tool for fiber optic company executives. They can be used to expand product portfolios, gain market share, remove a competitor, or pay off investors. In the larger scheme, industry consolidation through M&A and other means remains a Wall Street recommendation.


Mergers & Aquisitions NEWS & PRODUCTS

JDSU management details split, M&A possibilities

09/15/2014 Management at JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) promised attendees of an analyst meeting September 11 that the ...

Microsemi to snap up Centellax

09/11/2014 Semiconductor supplier Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC) says it has reached an agreement to acquire...

Finisar buys gratings provider LightSmyth Technologies

09/05/2014 While discussing Finisar’s first quarter 2015 performance and lukewarm second quarter expectation...

TDS Telecom completes BendBroadband acquisition


FirstLight Fiber to acquire G4 Communications

09/02/2014 FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based service provider operating fiber-optic networks in Upstate N...

Fibercore buys Acreo spin-out Fibertronix

09/02/2014 Fibercore Ltd., the UK-based developer of specialty optical fiber, says it has acquired Fibertron...

Viatel promises €125 million expansion

08/19/2014 European telecommunications service provider Viatel, part of the Digiweb Group, says it has €125 ...

Ridgemont Equity Partners to buy majority stake in Cross River Fiber

08/18/2014 Middle-market buyout and growth equity investor Ridgemont Equity Partners says it has agreed to a...

Proximion becomes part of Hexatronic Scandanavia

08/14/2014 Proximion AB, which specializes in dispersion compensation modules (DCMs) and other products base...

Vyve Broadband tucks in Oklahoma acquisitions

08/07/2014 Vyve Broadband says it recently completed "tuck-in" acquisitions of certain assets of R...
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Agilent electronic test unit assumes Keysight Technologies name

08/01/2014 While the spin out of Agilent Technologies’ electronic measurement business isn’t expected to be ...

Inphi to acquire Cortina Systems' optical transport semiconductor business

07/31/2014 Inphi Corp. (NYSE: IPHI), a provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductors, and Cortina Syst...

FCC blesses Frontier buy of AT&T's Connecticut wireline business

07/28/2014 Frontier Communications’ (NASDAQ:FTR) planned acquisition of AT&T's local wireline, broadband...

Zayo Group completes Neo Telecoms acquisition

07/07/2014 Bandwidth and infrastructure provider Zayo Group, LLC, reports that it has completed its purchase...

UPC Cablecom acquires cable network in Geneva

07/03/2014 Switzerland’s largest cable operator, UPC Cablecom, says it has taken over the Télé-Pregny-Chambé...



Editorial Guides

100G and beyond

The applications for which 100 Gbps is needed continue to grow. Meanwhile, plans are already being made for what comes next. These articles look at what’s on the high-speed network horizon.



Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

We feel pretty

Wed Jul 02 15:30:00 CDT 2014
So, yeah, we’ve redesigned the website. Most of the changes are cosmetic, but there is at least one significant new innovation. The cosmetic touches should be readily apparent. First and foremost you’ll notice that, after varying pronouncements to the contrary in many corners of the fashion, design, and TV worlds, black is i...
Jim Theodoras

by Earl Kennedy

Life after 100G

Fri Sep 05 14:30:00 CDT 2014
It’s hard to believe we’re talking about it already: The end of the 100G era. But skyrocketing bandwidth demand means many operators are already pondering what’s next. With 200G optical hitting the market, you probably have questions about when to make the move to this next phase – and what you’ll need to know when ...


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