Colt has agreed to acquire Lumen’s EMEA business, including its customers, contracts, and assets, for $1.8bn. The deal has the potential to affect market dynamics on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Research Director, Service Provider Enterprise & Wholesale
Brian Washburn works in the service provider—enterprise and wholesale group, supporting its enterprise networks and wholesale, workspace services, and digital enterprise services practices.
Brian has covered communications and networking services for nearly 30 years and has been with Omdia (previously Ovum) for three years. His coverage spans how enterprises buy and use network and related managed services, as well as how providers can build, market and sell, deliver, and operate their services for enterprises most effectively.
Service Provider Spotlight: Lumen’s 2022 analyst forum highlights transformation progress and a new enterprise sales approach
Analyst Opinion / 08 Apr 2022 / Cindy Whelan
At its 2022 Industry Analyst Forum, Lumen highlighted plans to transform its network, services, and business. Lumen is simplifying services and processes to make it easier for customers to buy and manage services.
Lumen’s planned infrastructure sales highlight the provider’s changing priorities
Analyst Opinion / 13 Aug 2021 / Cindy Whelan
Lumen is the latest network operator to divest assets to a private investment firm, announcing plans to sell its Latin American operations for $2.7 billion and some of its US ILEC assets for $7.5 billion.
T-Mobile sells Sprint’s wireline network for a dollar: The sale isn’t a surprise, but the price sure is
Analyst Opinion / 12 Sep 2022 / Cindy Whelan
Cogent plans to acquire the US wireline network T-Mobile USA gained through its acquisition of Sprint in 2020. The price for the national network is just one dollar, showing that there may be limits to the value of fiber networks today.
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