High On Fiber: 10 Notable Telecom Deals This Year

Heavy Fiber Diet?

Call it an M&A epidemic: The telecom service provider space has been a hotbed of strategic acquisitions and eye-opening mergers in 2010, and with two of the most notable deals of the year happening just this week, it's safe to say that trend doesn't show signs of a slowdown. Here's a look back at 10 major deals in the telco space this year, from the creation of a fixed-wireless powerhouse, to fiber companies being snapped up left and right, to a $10.6 billion blockbuster that will be remembered as one of 2010's biggest deals in tech, period.

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