The networking industry takes another turn toward consolidation with the $20 billion merger of Lucent Technologies and Ascend Communications. The move represents yet another tectonic shift in the landscape of companies that provide equipment for the Internet and telecommunications carriers.
Deal combines Net, phone power
news analysis With Ascend, Lucent become both as a provider of equipment for traditional telephone companies--its bread-and-butter market--and for Internet service providers.
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