xwave + icon data = when?

It says here that xwave, an arm of Aliant, announced their “recent acquisition of Icon Data Systems.” When I upgraded the DSL service into our office here last year and needed to buy an ethernet bridge, my Island Tel sales rep arranged to have it delivered from Icon Data Systems which, he told me, Island Tel had recently acquired. As such, their xwave announcement would appear to be a stretching of the word “recent.”