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| Peter Radizeski of RAD-INFO, Inc. talking telecom, Cloud, VoIP, CLEC, and The Channel.

CLEC

Getting Rid of Copper

March 13, 2013

One way or another Verizon will get rid of the copper. After Storm Sandy, the Battery park central office was so damaged that VZ said they had to clip the copper. Too bad for anyone served by copper in the area. It affected CLEC's and customers.

Transitioning to Cloud is Hard

March 7, 2013

Making the business decision to migrate to offering cloud services is hard.

It is also expensive. The capital expenditure for data center equipment, services, software, routers, SANs, backup, bandwidth, licensing, etc. is only the beginning.

Am I Selling Cloud?

January 7, 2013

I signed up as the first agent for Broadsoft's second customer in 2003. They were unprepared to sell via the channel, and even less prepared to market their offering in general.

In 2005, I signed up as an agent for another Broadsoft shop. It was a wholesale offering for service providers.

Will 2013 Be the Year of the Broker?

December 27, 2012

As carriers add cloud services, we find that a majority offer the same stuff. DUH! That happens with everything in telecom - Integrated T1, Metro E, EoC, Hosted Exchange, SIP Trunking, yadda yadda.

As we enter an era of cloud and social media, I find that most of the service providers are still not branding.

Last Merger of 2012 - Maybe

December 27, 2012

Sidera is merging with Lightower - to compete more effectively with the RBOCs, according to IBT.

The merger is being done by Berkshire Partners, a VC firm with no connection to Bershire Hathaway. It is a $2.2B deal. Both Lightower and Sidera are owned by VC's.

Predictions for 2013

December 19, 2012

CenturyLink Biz has an ebook out with predictions for 2013 and beyond. M2M, mobility, cloud - all just mind blowing stuff . It's prediction time obviously. Let me say that 2013 can go a couple of ways - DC gets its collective act together to improve the financial situation or it doesn't.

Cloudy Math

December 10, 2012

There is a lot of talk about the big money that Agents and VAR's can make if they just switch over to sell Managed Services and Cloud Services. Here are some facts about cloud.

M5 had the highest ARPU (average invoice per customer) when ShoreTel bought them - at $2000. Most other cloud communications providers hint at lower ARPU - maybe around $1000 per customer.

RBOCs Declare War on CLECs

December 6, 2012

This is a letter from telecom lawyer Kris Twomey to the members of FISPA, an association for ISP's and CLEC's. I know that Politics and Regulatory talk puts you to sleep or bores you or you don't have time for it - but these proposed changes to the Telecom Act WILL affect you!

"One of the questions I am often asked by ISPs considering starting CLEC operations is whether access to unbundled network elements ("UNEs" or "the copper in the ground") will continue in the future. My response has always been something like, "Of course, the Telecom Act guarantees it.

Promises Broken and Unenforced

November 18, 2012

When SBC went to buy BellSouth in 2006, then CEO Whiteacre assured Congress that the merger would be good for consumers and broadband. [HuffPro has a good story about it]

This has been the trouble with the FCC: the FCC has a poor record of merger conditions enforcement.

If this was the EPA, we would have pollution.

AT&T's Big Investment

November 14, 2012

AT&T announced that it would spend $14 Billion dollars on wireless and wireline networks over the next three years. What a bunch of hoopla over not much. AT&T already spends between $7B and $9B annually on its wireless network. The rest will be used to hit 1 million businesses with fiber.

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