Wednesday, July 11, 2001

Stock Focus: Wireless Consolidation

NEW YORK - "We're entering a quiet period in terms of [merger-and-acquisition] activity for the U.S.-focused carriers," says Knox Bricken, analyst at The Yankee Group, a Boston-based technology and communications research concern. "Most of them have international partnerships and enough assets to form a national coverage basis."

Amid the slowdown in wireless mergers, certain smaller, regionally focused carriers will emerge as likelier targets, particularly as they continue to build out their markets.

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