EnterpriseTech, an online publication covering high performance computing technologies, reported that M&A activity in the telecommunications industry is expected to remain strong. The article cited SDR’s Q4 2015 Telecom M&A Report.

“A series of mergers and acquisitions during the last quarter of 2015 illustrates how the networking and telecom sectors are, like other IT industry sectors, likely to see more consolidation in 2016,” the article states.

The article cites the growing reliance on cloud-based services and manufacturers’ plans to expand industrial connectivity as driving factors behind industry activity. As telecom vendors attempt to keep pace and expand network capacities, companies will turn to acquisitions designed to stretch their global footprint and expand capacity.

You can read the full EnterpriseTech article here. SDR’s Q4 2015 Telecom M&A Report is available here