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

Amphenol targets FCI Asia Pte Ltd.

07/02/2015 Amphenol Corp. (NYSE:APH) says it has offered $1.275 billion (subject to a closing adjustment) to...

JDSU reveals Lumentum, Viavi boards of directors

06/18/2015 Working steadily toward this fall's expected division into two new companies, JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU)...

Eurofiber to buy Belgium’s B-Telecom

06/08/2015 Fiber-optic network and data center services provider Eurofiber has agreed to acquire Belgium net...

Intel agrees to buy Altera for $16.7 billion

06/01/2015 A few days after a bigger fish in Broadcom went to Avago (see "Avago to buy Broadcom"),...

Avago to buy Broadcom

05/28/2015 Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) says it has agreed to buy communications semiconductor comp...

Charter goes for two with Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks acquisitions

05/26/2015 Undaunted by Comcast's experience with attempting a large-scale merger in the U.S. cable operator...

Altice to buy Suddenlink; eyes TWC?

05/20/2015 Altice SA (Euronext: ATC), a multinational cable and telecommunications company based in Luxembou...

Charter, Bright House still walking down the merger aisle

05/18/2015 Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) and the parent company of acquisition target Bright H...

Japanese machine tool manufacturer to invest in Lumentum

05/14/2015 JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) says that Amada Holdings Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that makes machine too...

Wireless, OTT video at heart of Verizon's AOL buy

05/12/2015 Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) says it has agreed to buy Internet content pioneer...

Sorrento Networks tries again

05/08/2015 Sorrento Networks International, a metro DWDM equipment supplier that looked to be a goner last y...

Ciena to buy Cyan, expand SDN play

05/04/2015 Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) says it will expand its software-defined networking (SDN) chops by acqui...

AFL expands in Australia with AFC Group buy

05/04/2015 AFL says it will expand its operations in Australia and across the Pacific with the acquisition A...

Crown Castle to buy Quanta Fiber Networks/Sunesys

04/30/2015 Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI), which provides infrastructure services to wireless o...

Lightower Fiber Networks, Fibertech Networks seek merger

04/28/2015 Fiber-optic network services providers Lightower Fiber Networks and Fibertech Networks have annou...



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by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

2015 FTTH Connect Reporter’s Notebook, Day 1

Tue Jun 30 09:15:00 CDT 2015
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by Chris Janz
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Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

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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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