AT&T May Have Shot at Selling Data Centers after Rivals’ Successes

AT&T might have a better chance of selling data centers after competitors Verizon and CenturyLink experienced similar divestments, said a sector executive and a banker. One reason is that the field of buyers has shifted sincefeatured

Sale of BT’s Global Services Unit Not Imminent

With additional reporting from Rachel Rigby – The sale of BT’s global services unit is not imminent, despite pressures from investors and an accounting scandal that adversely affected thefeatured

Will FCC’s Pai Ease Path for Level 3/CenturyLink Merger Review?

With President Trump’s appointment of Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai to the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, telecom industry observers are split overfeatured

Microsoft Remedies Expected to Satisfy EC Phase 1

The remedies that Microsoft proposed to the European Commission to satisfy concerns over Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn are expected to have a positivefeatured

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Remedy Speculation after LinkedIn/Microsoft EC State of Play Meeting

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Microsoft had a state of play meeting this week with the European Commission concerning its acquisition of LinkedIn, three competition lawyers familiar with the companies said. All three attorneys doubt that the SOP meeting meant that Microsoft would have to go to phase two with its acquisition offeatured

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Microsoft Could File for EC Approval of LinkedIn Acquisition Shortly

Microsoft will file for approval of its acquisition of LinkedIn with the European Commission in the next couple of weeks, a person close to Microsoft told CTFN. A competition lawyer familiar with the sector said that the deal would be filed with the EC and commented that, “It seems likelyfeatured

CenturyLink is Months from Separating Data Centers from Operations

CenturyLink is months away from separating its data centers from its hosted managed services business, said a source familiar with the matter and a sector banker. CenturyLink’s hosted managed services business, which the company indicated it preferred to keep after a data centerfeatured

Sources Predict Mitel and ShoreTel will Resume M&A Negotiations

Sources predict Mitel Networks will make another run at ShoreTel, even though the CEO of the Canadian unified communications products maker, Richard McBee, has indicated otherwise, said two sector bankers and a sector executive. The reasons that prompted Mitel to make a hostile bid for ShoreTel in 2014 remain, they said. Mid-sized enterprise equipmentfeatured

HPE Spinoff and Merger with CSC a Straightforward Reverse Morris Trust

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s announcement late Tuesday of a tax-free spin-off and subsequent merger of its Enterprise Services Business with CSC will likely work out “exactly as the parties plan,” tax expert Robert Willens told CTFN. “This is a fairly straightforward reverse Morris Trust transaction,” Willens told CTFN. “HPE will spin-off its Enterprise Servicesfeatured

BT Group and Orange Rumored to Consider Divesting Enterprise Businesses

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – European telecoms BT Group and Orange SA are rumored to be considering selling their enterprise services businesses, a sector executive and a banker told CTFN. “Let’s say that it is a topic which (people in the market) talk about from time to time, and it would make some … Read Morefeatured

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