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February 2008

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FOWA Miami

February 29, 2008

I will be blogging today from the Future of Web Apps conference in Miami.

The opening remarks point out that applications sometimes are designed by accident, like Twitter. It is a side project with no obvious need or reason. (I have seen this in science as well.

FOWA: Nokia night

February 29, 2008

We didn't make it to BarCampMiami, but we did get here in time for the Nokia party at Delores/Lolita Restaurant. Nokia gave a demo of their N and S60 models. You could hardly hear the speaker. The room set-up meant that most people could not see the screen.

Sprinting Where?

February 29, 2008

Rumor has it that Qwest is talking to VZW to replace Sprint. Is this just a play to make Sprint negotiate? Or is this just another sign that Sprint's troubles have become unmanageable? Yesterday, Sprint announced that it would take a $29.5B write down for Nextel.

Widgets, Back-up, and stuff

February 25, 2008

This is a little off topic, but since I have spent 2 days restoring my laptop after a Windows Update issue gone bad, I figured I would share some nifty widgets.

Backup your data. SD cards are 4GB and cost $30. That's where I keep my Outlook pst file now.

The FCC's Agenda

February 25, 2008

I get a headache trying to figure out the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). First, it works diligently to UN-Regulate the RBOCs and to re-create not on, but two, Ma Bells. Then it orders states to give franchise deals to the Ma Bells to hasten triple-play. For the sake of competition, FCC Chair Kevin Martin (herein refered to as K-Mart) says.

C-Beyond Expectations

February 22, 2008

Rich pointed out Cbeyond's 4th Q financials and they are amazing!

Highlights include:

  • 4th quarter net earnings = $12.5 million due to quarterly sales rising 31% to $76.9 million!
  • Cbeyond now has 35,041 customers in the 9 markets it has operations in; that's net 1754 customer adds this quarter, which is about 65 clients per metro per month!
  • ARPU is $750, up a dollar.
  • Mobile penetration = 24%

Cbeyond CEO Geiger did warn that the slowing economy might affect numbers the next 2 quarters, but they are watching their credit process and receivables. Cbeyond opens Miami this quarter. Minneapolis = the 11th market.

March is Road Trip Month

February 21, 2008

Lots of travel the next 7 weeks.

  • Next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, I am attending Future of Web Apps in Miami Beach.
  • March 6 is the webinar How to Sell SAAS with HyperOffice. (There is a webinar with NeuStar about Recursive DNS in March as well. Email me for more info or to register).
  • Then March 9 through 12, I am in Vegas for Channel Partners, where I am moderating a panel on Virtual Office.
  • NCTA is holding an executive forum in Tampa from March 16-18.
  • VoiceCon is in Orlando on March 17-20.
  • An ISP association is meeting in Orlando on March 20.
  • I'll have copies of my book with me every where I go

The one show I am skipping is CompTel. Why?

What's on your Radar?

February 21, 2008

Welcome to ON RAD's RADAR! My name is Peter Radizeski. I work for RAD-INFO, Inc., where I have been knee deep in telecom and ISP's since 2000. I will be writing about telecom: ILEC's, CLEC's, VoIP Providers, Cable MSO's, Hosting, data centers, and managed services.

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