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

Nokia unveils company structure post Alcatel-Lucent acquisition

10/08/2015 With the regulatory approval process for its proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and...

Skyworks agrees to acquire PMC-Sierra

10/06/2015 Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), a communications silicon vendor primarily focused on wir...

Finisar UK modulator business taken private as aXenic

10/05/2015 The management of Finisar UK Ltd. have purchased the company from Finisar Germany (and thus Finis...
Avago QSFP+ 40G BiDi transceiver

Avago agrees to sell optical modules business to Foxconn Interconnect Technology

09/30/2015 On the heels of agreeing to acquire communications semiconductor supplier Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:...

Mellanox agrees to buy EZchip

09/30/2015 Interconnect supplier Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) says it has agreed to purchase n...

GigOptix to buy transmission silicon developer Terasquare

09/23/2015 GigOptix, Inc (NYSE MKT:GIG) has wasted no time committing some of the funds it recently raised f...

Altice to buy Cablevision for $17.7 billion

09/17/2015 French cable systems owner Altice N.V. (Euronext: ATC, ATCB), the new home of former Alcatel-Luce...

Wave adds metro Ethernet with Layer42 Networks acquisition

09/14/2015 Broadband services provider Wave has acquired Layer42 Networks, which provides business-to-busine...

Equinix targets Japanese expansion via Bit-isle acquisition

09/08/2015 Interconnect and data center services company Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) says it intends to buy...

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...




Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

ECOC Reporter's Notebook: Day 3

Thu Oct 01 02:15:00 CDT 2015
So let's wrap things up quickly with a few odds and ends... The story I posted on Finisar showing off a CFP8 garnered a lot of interest, so I'm start with that. First, I should emphasize that what they displayed was not a working 400 Gigabit Ethernet transceiver. It wasn't even a prototype of such a transceiver. It was, as th...
Chris Janz

by Chris Janz
Ciena Corp.

Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

Fri Jan 23 14:30:00 CST 2015
The term "ecosystem" seems pretty well ensconced in the IT industry, and in networking too of late. The idea of a system of vendors, developers, and operators interacting and collaborating to mutual benefit is one that seems like it ought to have come to fruition a long time ago. Given where we are heading...


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