10 Game-Changing Networking Acquisitions Of 2010


Changing The Game

There weren't quite as many eye-popping, seismic-shift acquisitions in the networking space in 2010 as there were in 2009 -- that, after all, was the year of Avaya-Nortel, Cisco-Tandberg and HP-3Com, among others. But 2010 didn't lack for mergers and acquisitions, and all throughout the year, strategic M&A moves took a number of networking players off the board, raising new hopes and fears in the IT networking and telecom service provider channels.

Here's a look at 10 acquisitions, either closed or pending, from the previous year -- and one this month -- that have kept people talking, and deserve plenty of consideration. In chronological order: