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Telco merger frenzy

GTE and Bell Atlantic agree to merge, the latest sign of consolidation in the telecommunications industry.

GTE and Bell Atlantic agreed to merge today, the latest sign of consolidation in the telecommunications industry. Adopting a "grow-or-die" philosophy, telcos are expected to keep buying one another. Whether the merger mania will pass regulatory muster, however, remains to be seen.

GTE, Bell Atlantic shake on it
update The two firms agree to a merger for providing long distance, local and wireless services, as well as Internet access.

Telcos merge for survival
news analysis "Grow or die" seems to be the motto of the telecommunications industry as its big guns--and even its smaller players--scramble to join forces.

Playing the telco name game
Bell Atlantic and GTE executives plan to rename their newly merged company--the first recognition that a telco's name no longer reflects its service territory.

Telco giants' pact lacks Net push
news analysis A partnership between AT&T and British Telecom may leave much to be desired in terms of Internet presence for both companies.