(Reuters) – Chipmaker Broadcom said it would buy Brocade Communications Systems for $5.5 billion, pushing deeper into the fast-growing market for network equipment used in data centers. The deal, the latest in a consolidating chip sector, will allow Broadcom to corner a larger share of the data center products market by using Brocade’s fiber channel […]
It is the latest deal in the rapidly consolidating semiconductor sector, where companies are seeking greater scale and a larger array of products.
Today’s mega-merger combines CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications, two major players, but surely not on most consumers’ radar screens. CenturyLink has acquired an impressive array of companies over the years including the AT&T spunoff Bell Operating Company, formerly known as US West and before that, Mountain Bell. Show More Summary
AT&T said it will acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion, reflecting a continuing trend for the consolidation of communications and media companies. The deal aims to combine content from Time Warner, which has a film studio and a vast...Show More Summary
In 1936, a tide of fascism was sweeping across Europe. Adolf Hitler had seized and consolidated power as führer of Nazi Germany, and was throwing his support behind Francisco Franco's Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. The British...Show More Summary
After World War II, the two Germanies had their own approaches for denazification of their governments. The Soviet-dominated east consolidated control under communism. However the west was committed to an open society by France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Show More Summary
The V&A announced that Sophie Brendel, currently Head of Digital Communications at the BBC, will join the Museum in October 2016 as Director of Marketing and Communications. The role consolidates responsibility for marketing, press, public relations and brand management into a single position on the Museum?s Senior Management Team. Show More Summary
There was yet more consolidation in world of fiber in the the upper northeastern USA. Oak Hill Capital Partners has struck again, announcing an agreement to buy Sovernet Communications, a network operator with fiber spanning most of the states of New York and Vermont. ... [visit site to read more]
Microsoft has launched a free iOS client for its SharePoint enterprise collaboration suite, making it easier for businesses to consolidate inter-office communication and collaboration on the go.
There was more consolidation in the world of VoIP and UC last week that managed to slip past my nets. Onvoy has signed an agreement to buy ANZ Communications, which is the parent company of ANPI.... [visit site to read more]
With declining flash memory costs, increasing consolidation of storage in hardware platforms driving up overall performance requirements, combined with OS’s and communication interfaces built around the performance of flash memory, flash memory will provide the first accessed storage for more applications. Show More Summary
The deal would bring further consolidation in the broadband industry, creating a broadband and cable television juggernaut.
No, not the kind made from grapes, although they could have done that too come to think of it. Consolidated Communications agreed yesterday to acquire Champaign Telephone Company (CTC) in a $13M all cash transaction, consolidating a bit more fiber infrastructure under its umbrella.... [visit site to read more]
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Mobile Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. There has been a wave of consolidation among companies that sell communications services as they shore up...Show More Summary
As more enterprises move their communications services over to IP networks and cloud-based services, we’re seeing an increasing amount of consolidation as the businesses that serve them continue to grow to provide end-to-end services,...Show More Summary
One of the most prolific consolidators in the UC and cloud communications sector has struck again. Canadian-based Mitel has announced an agreement to acquire slightly larger competitor Polycom.... [visit site to read more]
The global community must consolidate efforts to counter terrorism actions, the head of Russia’s General Staff said Wednesday.
A little more consolidation in the world of what we once called VoIP hit the markets yesterday. magicJack VocalTec has announced an agreement to buy Broadsmart, which specializes in selling hosted unified communications as a service to medium and large enterprise clients.... [visit site to read more]