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Monday Morning Quarterback

The 49ers got robbed by the refs twice in the last 3 minutes of the game. And the viewers got robbed because most of those commercials sucked. Just my opinion of course.But we start Monday with Oracle buying Acme Packet...

The Fall of the CLECs

With the T1 market being overrun by the cable companies, CLEC's are struggling to find footing. They need to go cloud, but are struggling. It is times like this when they wish they had a brand. Branding would help them...

What's Happening?

Broadview Networks filed bankruptcy, albeit a pre-packaged debt reduction plan.CenturyLink and Mediacom join the broadband cap club. Mediacom has a low end cap of 150 GB. Ouch! For cable companies, metering and caps are about preserving the TV money, but...

7.5 Things Affecting the Channel

There have been some changes in the Channel. Agents need to pay attention because this will result in even more changes in the Channel! Windstream laid off their Channel Chief, Dan Sterling. Windstream has been trimming the management fat this...

What's Up With Level3?

What's up with Level3? Not its income or free cash flow. (But its long term debt is up to $8.426B). The acquisition of Global Crossing was going to fix all of that - or so they said. The brains behind...

JAB May Buy Keyon

"Its a typical situation in these typical times..." Dave Matthews BandIt seems that ISP roll-ups just don't last long. Volaris anyone? This story has a Tampa flavor, since KeyOn Communications Holdings Inc., acquired Broadsoft's second customer ever, CommX, in June...

A Game of Risk

Everyone blames the FCC. AT&T blames the FCC for all of its woes after the FCC (and the DOJ) said no to its merger with T-Mobile. Boo-hoo. It was a risk. It didn't work out. You probably shouldn't have given...

Sprint is Losing

I have had Sprint for a long time. Mainly, I have them because I don't like to give my money to the RBOC cellcos. I may just have to switch.Sprint's network makes me think that THEY are an MVNO. The...

Basic Math for TNCI

TNCI (Trans National Communications International) filed for Bankruptcy in October of 2011, owing Sprint ($5M), AT&T ($1.66M), Verizon ($1M) and Qwest ($1.9M). VZ and AT&T have liquidated CLEC's before for less than $2M. I'm not trying to be pessimistic here,...

What a Crazy Monday

So Zayo is buying AboveNet for $2.2B.Avaya bought RADVision for $230M. Conferencing is making a lot of noise. As David Byrd points out, "It is clear that video conferencing is growing in importance in the market.... is the market big...

11 Top Stories in Telecom in 2011

Here’s my take on the Top 11 stories in telecom of 2011.1. Shane McNamara being named VP of the Indirect Channel at XO. It was a shock pick for many in the industry.2. TNCI Bankruptcy! I understand that the reseller...

Letter to EMS Financial Customers

From: EMS Financial Services [mailto:admin@emsfinancialservices.com]Sent: December-03-11 6:17 PM Dear EMS Customers and Friends,You are undoubtedly aware of the difficult situation EMS finds itself in. However you may or may not be aware that a forensic examination of EMS accounts has...

360, OpenRange and Hosting.com

It looks like Zayo Group is going to buy 360 Networks. Back in May, Zayo and 360 entered into a long-term dark fiber deal that must have set off talks of an acquisition. (It explains why 360 was too busy...

What Does It Say About the Reseller Model?

TNCI filed BK, owing $10M. There have been a number of resellers over the years in this industry - and there will be more. Reselling is THE business model that everyone jumps on it telecom. What was UNE-P after all?...

TNCI Files BK

The reseller that spent so much effort trying to sign agents up for its Equity Plan - cash out when TNCI sells out - went south today by filing for bankruptcy. TNCI owes $10 million dollars to its wholesale carriers...

CLEC Frustration Part II

One reason that the ILEC’s have been frustrated with CLEC’s and spend so much effort frustrating their orders is due to the Lack of Value that the CLEC’s — in general — bring to the market place.Resellers, Rebillers, switchless, UNE-P,...

DISH Grabs Spectrum, Cable Goes South

So Charter has purchased the "cable television systems from US Cable of Coastal Texas, LP serving, in aggregate, approximately 16,000 customers in Missouri, including the communities of Hannibal, Moberly and Mexico," according to The Mexico Ledger. TDS parent, Telephone...

Who Got CommPartners?

So CommPartners was split up into 2 pieces in bankruptcy: Carrier Services and Hosted PBX. The Carrier Services division was acquired by Point1, a Unipoint Holdings company.  Momentum scooped up the Hosted VoIP business for about $2M. I don't have...

DISHing Up a Blockbuster

DISH Networks has bought Blockbuster video from bankruptcy for a bid of $320M, according to USA Today. DISH with 14 million satellite TV subscribers has rolled out Google TV enhancements and TV Everywhere, including on Android tablets. This purchase, if the...

Overheard in Vegas

Telesphere hired Andy Abramson's PR firm, Communicano. AireSpring rolled out Meshed MPLS. What's that? It's how you connect the MPLS networks of four carriers to be able to cost effectively deliver MPLS service to anywhere in the US. TCA now...

Bits and Pieces

The TCA has over 370 agent members now. Certification is underway. Are you becoming a Certified Telecom Professional?  STS Telecom and Saturn Telecommunications became part of Deltacom today, which is now EarthLink Business, according to an FCC filing. STS in its...

Global Capacity Bankruptcy Notes

Bloomberg has the story on the bankruptcy of Global Capacity. Global Capacity Files in Delaware for Debt Conversion Capital Growth Systems Inc., known as Global Capacity, filed a Chapter 11 petition on July 23 in Delaware to convert debt into...

CommPartners BK

The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that CommPartners has filed bankruptcy protection (against Ma Bell). "The filings were made in Nevada bankruptcy court by Las Vegas-based companies CommPartners Holding Corp., CommPartners Carrier Services Corp., CommPartners Network Services LLC and CommPartners...

Is it the Regulatory Environment?

In a twitter exchange with Erik Cecil, former regulatory counsel at Level3, we were dialoging about the Fairpoint bankruptcy. (FairPoint aims to cut debt by two-thirds).My reply stated, "Just 2 years after the deal w/VZ to create an unstable Fairpoint...

Why Can't DC See What We See

I'm not the brightest guy in the world. Yet over and over I see politicians and regulators make decisions that the other 99% of the US knows will be bad news. One such decision: approving the sale of Verizon's New...
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