Merger mania has taken hold of the telecommunications industry. The influx of news around planned and completed mergers and acquisitions just keeps coming so far this year as carriers and cable providers seek to expand their footprints and grow their bases of consumers and business customers. Many service providers also are actively building up their content portfolios via acquisitions in an effort to compete with the streaming content providers that are taking the market by storm and gaining new customers hand over fist.
At the same time, a seemingly more merger-friendly Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice is causing many in the industry to believe it's now easier for carriers to join forces.
With a bustling M&A season under way, CRN has rounded up the 10 biggest telecom acquisitions of 2018 … so far.
(For more on the biggest news of 2018, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")