Level 3 Communications, Inc. said it entered into a definitive agreement under which Level 3 will acquire Global Crossing Ltd. in a tax-free, stock-for-stock transaction. The combined company will operate a unique global services platform anchored by fiber optic networks on three continents, connected by extensive undersea facilities.
Level 3 to Buy Global Crossing in $1.9 Billion Stock Deal
A diferença nas manchetes fica por conta da divida da Global Crossing
The transaction is valued at $23.04 per share, or approximately $3 billion, including the assumption of approximately $1.1 billion of net debt from Global Crossing. The deal was an all-stock transaction.
The deal will combine two unprofitable companies with total revenue of $6.26 billion as of last year, and cut annualized capital spending by about $40 million, according to the statement. It will also help reduce the pressure on prices, which have declined by as much as 30 percent a year in the industry, said Donna Jaegers, an analyst at DA Davidson & Co.
Nada como redução de competição para melhorar os lucros. Que o diga a Petrobras & Cia mundo afora.
I would expect GBLX pricing to go up to meet L3's and with GBLX not playing the pricing game you really have no major US Tier 1 playing the pricing game as Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and Qwest are all higher on the pricing. I guess Savvis plays a bit, but that is it. You're then looking at largely foreign carriers playing on price (TeliaSonera, Tinet, Tata), though they have limited POPs and simply don't have the routes for low latency US traffic, at least from nearly as many locations.
__________________ Karl Zimmerman - Steadfast Networks
Winger, parte da população já está tão dependente que acredito que aceitariam toda espécie de aumentos vindos das operadoras. Mas se falar em aumentar o preço da hospedagem, que é insignificante comparado com qualquer despesa doméstica ou empresarial, acho que resultaria em raivosos protestos. O bom provedor de hospedagem está numa situação bastante dificil, ainda mais com essa concorrência toda e o cliente não sabendo distinguir os poucos bons dos inumeros ruins.