Fiber optic business mergers & acquisitions to improve market share & research & development: Lightwave Online


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

ARRIS to buy Pace, acquire FTTH line

04/23/2015 Broadband access network technology supplier ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) has agreed to acqui...

Deck stacks against Comcast/Time Warner Cable approval

04/23/2015 It begins to appear that the adage "all good things come to those who wait" will fail t...

JDSU reveals Viavi, Lumentum executive rosters

04/22/2015 JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) has established microsites for the two companies that will result from its pl...

Nokia pulls trigger on Alcatel-Lucent buy

04/15/2015 Well, that didn't take long. A day after admitting they were in acquisition talks, Nokia and Alca...

Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent confirm merger talks

04/14/2015 Nokia has confirmed that it is in what it called "advanced discussions" to acquire Alca...

Infinera looks to metro with Transmode buy

04/09/2015 Optical transport systems vendor Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) has decided to accelerate its entry into...

IIX acquires IX Reach to expand interconnection footprint

04/07/2015 IIX Inc., which describes itself as a global software-defined interconnection company, says it ha...

Comcast launches investment company

04/06/2015 Comcast Corp. has launched a new company that will invest and operate domestic and international ...

Charter to buy Bright House Networks

03/31/2015 Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) and its subsidiary, CCH I, LLC (which currently bill ...

Microsemi to acquire Vitesse Semiconductor

03/19/2015 Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC) will continue its expansion via M&A with the acquisition of Vi...

Lightower acquires Chicago’s ColocationZone

03/13/2015 Fiber-optic network service provider Lightower Fiber Networks has beefed up its presence in Chica...

iPhotonix buys Netsocket NFV assets, launches optical access platform

03/10/2015 Fiber to the home (FTTH) technology developer iPhotonix has acquired the network functions virtua...

NXP, Freescale to merge

03/02/2015 NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) have agreed ...

Avago to buy Emulex for $606 million plus debt

02/26/2015 Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) says it has reached an agreement to purchase Emulex Corp. (...

Interxion, TelecityGroup sign non-binding merger agreement

02/17/2015 European-based data center operators Interxion Holding N.V. and TelecityGroup plc (LSE: TCY) have...



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