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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

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.

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Mergers & Aquisitions NEWS & PRODUCTS

CommScope consummates TE Connectivity Broadband Network Solutions buy

08/31/2015 CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) says it has closed the acquisition of TE Connectiv...

GigOptix fills acquisitions war chest

08/27/2015 Communications semiconductor and optical subsystem vendor GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG) says it ...

Lumentum's Lowe sees opportunities -- and potential acquisitions

08/21/2015 Lumentum spun out of JDSU August 1 with $137 million in cash, no debt, and expectations for reven...

Integra to acquire opticAccess for West Coast fiber-optic network

08/18/2015 Fiber-optic network services provider Integra says it has agreed to buy opticAccess, LLC, which o...

AT&T expects big things after acquisitions

08/17/2015 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) says it expects big things from its most recent acquisitions. The company ...

Lightower completes Fibertech Networks merger

08/17/2015 Fiber-optic network services provider Lightower Fiber Networks announced last week that it has cl...

MRV agrees to sell Tecnonet SpA

08/11/2015 MRV Communications entered into an agreement to sell Rome-based network integration subsidiary Te...

Qualcomm to buy Ikanos for home gateway play

08/06/2015 Wireless technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) plans to dip its toe into copper-based ...

Viavi Solutions, Lumentum begin life as JDSU is no more

08/03/2015 JDSU officially split into Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ:VIAV) and Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LITE)...

Ciena closes Cyan acquisition, begins integration

08/03/2015 Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) says it has completed its acquisition of fellow packet-optical transport...

Combes to depart Alcatel-Lucent September 1

08/03/2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) CEO Michel Combes will step down September 1, 2015,...

AT&T closes DirecTV acquisition

07/27/2015 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced July 24 that it had closed its acquisition of satellite televisi...

Cisco sells set-top box business to Technicolor

07/23/2015 Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has agreed to sell its customer premises equipment (CPE) business for cash a...

FCC chairman approves AT&T's DirecTV acquisition with conditions

07/22/2015 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) appears on the verge of receiving federal regulatory approval for its prop...

KKR to buy stake in FTTH provider Deutsche Glasfaser

07/20/2015 Investment firm KKR says it has reached an agreement with Dutch counterpart Reggeborgh to acquire...

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