Spotlight: FierceTelecom reviews the top 10 wireline acquisitions for 2012

Cisco's acquisition of Cariden among them

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.