Consolidation increasingly is impacting channel businesses.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

February 13, 2019

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Two telecommunications giants sold off parts last month.

Technology companies wasted no time finalizing consolidation plans when the new year arrived. A number announced M&A in late 2018 but only recently made their deals official.

A bigger trend is corporations selling business units in order to focus on others. AT&T sold its colocation data centers, but a provision ensured its access to them. Windstream parted with a vestige of its EarthLink acquisition, ditching a consumer unit with the intention of doubling down on business customers.

Other companies bought desired technologies, such as machine learning and customer-engagement platforms.

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About the Author(s)

James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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