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

SIP Trunks and Whaaaat???...Gateways...but not SBCs?

Back in March, I wrote a blog about the PSTN sunset. But in reality legacy technologies are still in use.  I know this since...

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Waiting on the Channel

Whether it is TPX CEO Richard Jalkut or other channel executives, providers are impatiently waiting on the channel to jump off...

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Solving the Data Analytics Skills Gap

Data analytics is doing absolutely amazing things for companies... Recently, Vodafone worked with a venture-backed company Celonis to improve efficiency. The results...

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Don't Judge the Microsoft Surface Pro by its Reviews

Disclosure: we use an iPad Pro and iPhone and a Microsoft Surface Book on a daily basis so you can see we...

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Fax Still Going Strong

Last week, I had the pleasure to meet with most of our Japanese fax customers in Tokyo.  Fax, like many PSTN...

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2 Blockbuster Deals

The VADs (value added distributors) are feeling the pinch of the growth of cloud, SAAS, SD-WAN, managed services - amid the...

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The Accordion Channel Strategy

An Accordion is a musical instrument that is stretched and squeezed while the piano like keys are played. A better analogy...

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Culture Impacts Employees

May 30, 2017

A study out by Gallup shows that more than 50% of employees leave a job due to the Manager. Companies need to invest in training managers if they want to stop turnover.

Gallup also did a poll that showed that 32.9% of U.S. employees are "engaged" in the workplace in February.

How Much Do They Spend?

May 25, 2017

On a call today discussing marketing in our sector - and how there is very little of it. I had to take a look at what companies spend on marketing. Here is the list of the top 20 advertisers.

  • AT&T - $3.6bn
  • Samsung - $3.3bn
  • NIKE - $3.2bn
  • Google - $3.2bn
  • T-Mobile - $2.9bn
  • Verizon - $2.7bn
  • Chase - $2.7bn

Chase and Nike are to give you an idea what big brands spend.

3 Ways Cisco's Channel is Better than Yours

May 25, 2017

I often hear how channel heads want to model their channel after Cisco or Microsoft. Well, you forget 3 large factors that are missing from telecom.

Microsoft or Cisco products for their clients.

Merger Synergies and CX

May 24, 2017

Sonus is merging with GENBAND. Last year Sonus bought Taqua for $20M. The talk is all about synergies and higher EBITDA. Oh and Accretive. No talk about how they will better serve their customers.

Telecom Tidbits # 2457

May 23, 2017

Some help with Robocalls. Pass it along.

Private equity firm, TPG, last year acquired RCN and Grande. Now they are grabbing Wave Broadband in the Northwest for $2.36B. They will combine all 3 - Wave, Grande and RCN - to make a larger MSO.

How Will the Consolidation Affect Sales?

May 19, 2017

If everyone did integration in a similar fashion to the XO-Verizon deal, it would be great. Slow and steady. It isn't a sprint; it is a marathon. No confusion or chaos.

What Happened to LinkedIn?

May 18, 2017

This week there have been two posts on my feed about "We can connect but don't spam me!" The discussion was the same on booth threads: "that is cold calling / social selling". Well, no it isn't. If you did the exact same thing at a face to face event, no one would come near you.

Show some creativity AND Patience.

If Starting Today as an Agent

May 16, 2017

If I was starting my telecom agency today, what would I do?

When I started in 1999, I was selling basically one product (Wholesale DSL to ISPs). That was my entry drug of choice. It led to frame relay, ATM, IP Transit, DS1/DS3 and PRIs. But it was a single offering to a very targeted market.

A Look at the Future of Wireline

May 10, 2017

The news out of small ILECs like TDS and Cincinnati Bell is that fiber to the home is selling well but more importantly is increasing retention and lowering churn. (Customer acquisition costs are very high in flat product segments like consumer broadband, cellular service and TV.)

Even Fairport, acquired by RLEC Consolidated, is upgrading its network for higher speeds. Some of this is due to the fact that cable is winning the broadband war.

Tidbits (Part 2456)

May 9, 2017

BroadSoft Adds PaaS to Cloud Portfolio. Funny, I thought that BroadCloud was their version of PaaS. NoJitter blames this launch on the acquisition of VoIP Logic, a white-label customer that Broadsoft bought for $13M in 2016. As one BSFT client stated it, "BSFT will force every customer to be on their cloud platform at some point." Yeah, it wasn't what they signed up for but BSFT has to feed the Wall Street beast.

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