Boldyn Networks has successfully completed the acquisition of Apogee Telecom, a leading provider of on-campus connectivity in the US Higher Education sector. This strategic move enhances Boldyn’s offerings in the education market by integrating Apogee’s extensive experience and strong reputation with Boldyn’s global expertise and comprehensive wireless and fiber solutions portfolio. The acquisition aligns with Boldyn’s ongoing commitment to improving connectivity across the United States, where the company has already invested billions of dollars.

In a strategic move to bolster its network reach, alternative fibre builder CityFibre has successfully acquired Lit Fibre, marking the first step in its plan to consolidate within the UK’s burgeoning altnet sector. Lit Fibre, known for its vertically integrated model encompassing both network construction and ISP services, currently serves over 220,000 premises across more than 20 towns in several regions.

In an evocative change for the telecom industry, French magnate Xavier Niel is looking to buy Datagroup-Volia, Ukraine’s top fixed telecom and pay TV provider. This big move, in the works through Niel’s NJJ company, comes complete with regulatory approval. The Ukrainian firm is a significant player, controlled primarily by a fund run by Horizon Capital.

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is ready to plunge into an in-depth probe into a possible £15 billion merger between telecommunications giants Vodafone UK and Three UK, a decision that could reshape the mobile market landscape. This action, while not surprising, showcases how the regulator continues to question the ambiguous benefits claimed by the companies regarding impact on competition and investment.

In an unexpected evolution, Spirent Communications, a UK-based telecom testing group, put the brakes on their £1 billion merger agreement with Viavi Solutions, after a victorious proposition swooped in from Keysight. Celebrating the unexpected alliance, Spirent cited the extensive resources and product range Keysight offers, promising to bring considerable advancements to the tech industry.