Thursday, February 10, 2005

WSJ: Telecom-Gear Mergers May Start to Heat UP

Industry speculation continues to mount that the planned mergers of SBC + AT&T, Sprint + Nextel, and possibly MCI + another RBOC will lead to another round of consolidation amongst network equipment suppliers. The Wall Street Journal published a report speculating that the carrier mega-mergers have thrust several equipment companies into the spotlight as possible acquisition targets, including Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks and Marconi. Potential acquirers, according to the article, include Motorola, Alcatel, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks and Huawei.


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