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CenturyLink Buying Level3: Dumb Idea

October 31, 2016

The rumor on Friday turned out to be true: CenturyLink is buying Level3. CenturyLink has its roots in the RLEC business. It has acquired a number of smaller RLECs throughout the years including VZ and GTE assets. In 2002, it started making mistakes when it sold its cellular business to ALLTEL.

Rumor: Level3 to Merge with CenturyLink

October 28, 2016

This was the big rumor yesterday that the Wall Street Journal started. There was speculation back in July about Level3 being up for sale. There even was the rumor that Comcast was going to buy L3.

Level3 has a bad quarter financially and the C-Suite says, "Don't look here!

Musings on Ma Bell

October 26, 2016

On my other blog, I linked to two WSJ graphics that show all of the consolidation in telecom. There is also a link to the fact that 6 companies own 90% of the media in the US. Consolidation under Obama has been unfettered.

I wonder back to when AT&T tried to buy T-Mobile in 2011.

2 Big Mergers and a Smaller One

October 24, 2016

In 2000, AOL bought Time Warner for $164 Billion, an outrageous amount of money fueled by the dot com bubble. It was the worst merger in history. AOL was spun off in 2009 and was acquired by Verizon in 2015 for $4.4 Billion. Now, AT&T is looking to buy Time Warner for $85 Billion ($109B with debt included).

The Data Center Market is at a Peak

October 17, 2016

It's quite the claim to make: that the data center market is at a peak. Here's why I think it is.

"Today's IT industry is dealing with data explosion. Therefore, companies need a data management system to manage the huge amount of generated data.

Tidbits #2440

October 6, 2016

Consolidation continues in the VoIP space.

Velis4 has been acquired by a company called Globalgig. Ernest Cunningham will be the CEO of the combined company, while Anthony Jett, Velis4's current CEO, becomes the COO. Globalgig brings a global vision to Velis4, who will be expanding into Europe and Australia soon.

Tidbits #2439

October 3, 2016

Sonus bought Taqua for about $20 million. Taqua builds a Class 4/5 voice switch that has been around a long while with 400 customers globally (a little less than BSFT). "Total revenue was $28.3 million and $25.2 million for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Total revenue was $16.8 million for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2016." Taqua had pivoted to Voice over Wireless recently.

Contact Center Consolidation

September 7, 2016

Rumor was that Genesys was trying to buy Avaya's contact center business. Next thing you know, the announcement is that Genesys bought Interactive Intelligence for $1.4 Billion. The PR says that it will to Create the World's Premier Omni-channel Customer Experience Company. Last time I heard that was when NICE bought Incontact.

The Mighty Light of Wall Street

September 1, 2016

Going private has been a thing for the last few years. Avaya did it. Dell did it. PGI did it. Polycom is doing it.

National Harbor: In the Bubble

August 17, 2016

More than one person mentioned how National Harbor looks like a town in a bubble or a movie set. As the CPEv show wraps up, here are highlights.

It wasn't UCaaS after UCaaS after UCaaS. It was broken up.

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