Spotlight: FierceTelecom reviews the top 10 wireline acquisitions for 2012

Cisco's acquisition of Cariden among them
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Our sister publication FierceTelecom has compiled its annual roundup of the major wireline mergers and acquisitions in 2012. Consolidation in the wireline industry took place in three areas: vendors, service providers and private equity. On the vendor side, Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) acquired Cariden, a network software vendor, and Calix (NYSE: CALX) purchased Ericsson Access. For a complete list of the top 10 wireline acquisitions in 2012, check out this feature.