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The Next Billion Dollar Telecom Player

GTT has been on an acquisition tear lately. They bought Perseus and Giglinx in the last month. "Perseus specializes in the ultra low latency connectivity used by the high frequency trading community," according to Telecom Ramblings. The purchase price...

POTS and PBX

Recently on LinkedIn and twitter, home for the haters, there has been noise about the death of PBX. Toshiba and Avaya certainly give credence to that thought. However, analyst research demonstrates that PBX seats still outpace Cloud seat sales....

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 selling network and start selling other things. The products that have been launched recently sit in big buckets...

Telecom Tidbits # 2457

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 -...

Will Broadview Help Windstream?

In this CRN interview** with Austin Herrington, senior director of product management at Windstream, the strategy is laid out. Was it just October that Windstream let its small business customers go? At that time didn't they tell the partner...

Windstream Bites Again

Windstream just finished the paperwork on closing EarthLink. Now they are buying Broadview Networks in an all cash deal for $227M, of which $161M is to pay debt. [WIND gets $183M in NOLs though and 4.6x 2016 OIBDA, for...

The EC17 Overview: Experience Matters

Enterprise Connect seemed much bigger this year with 18 rows of booths, many of which were 20x20 or larger. There was much in the way of video conferencing and a couple of VR rooms. The real buzz came from...

M&A Update (#2448)

So many transactions. Companies are being bought and sold like a game of Go Fish. Avaya sold its networking business to Extreme Networks for a paltry $100M (It is about $200M in revenue). That $100M does not make a...

How Enterprise Voice Has Changed

Want to know how much Enterprise Voice has changed? Check out the companies that are keynoting the two biggest VoIP events. ITEXPO Keynotes in February were from iconectiv; Jeff Pulver; vmware; IBM; Onvoy and RingCentral. Enterprise Connect keynotes this...

4 Problems with the UC Market

On a LinkedIn blog, Telarus co-founder Patrick Oborn writes about the fact that 72% of businesses have not transitioned to cloud communications. 72%!!! After 15 years, 2000+ providers can only take a 28% handhold in the market? The growth...

Yes, Fonality, I am Skeptical (of the VoIP Sector)

Apparently, one slightly snarky tweet and a single line item in Tidbits - "A head scratcher: Fonality got bought by Netfortis. Asterisk and Genband." - was annoying to the provider being acquired. I spoke to five people in the...

Telecom Tidbits #2446

According to Lookout Security, "More than six million user accounts and personal records were breached in January alone. Nine major companies were compromised, including Sanrio, the owners of the Hello Kitty brand; Supercell, a popular mobile gaming company; and...

ITEXPO: The UC Outlook

The future of UC is bright says a number of executives at UCaaS providers. But is it? I spoke with a few VoIP executives including CoreDial at ITEXPO. There are two separate layers: cheap voice or POTS replacement and...

How Do You Enable Partners?

RingCentral VP of Channel, Zane Long, did an interview with Channel Vision. He states, "Partners need the right sales support and enablement in order to be successful. It isn't enough to have just an amazing product or the richest...

Desk Phones and Other Legacy Services

"The deskphone market has been left for dead by many but there is still room in the space for the device to evolve and become become a more integral part of your UC strategy," writes TMC's CEO, Rich Tehrani....

What Do Buyers Want?

I have written about retails troubles before, but this KPMG global survey asks 18,430 consumers about their most recent online shopping experiences. "Today's consumer no longer goes shopping, but is shopping, all the time and everywhere. And in a...

Two New VoIP Offerings

IDT is an international LD company doing about a billion bucks globally. Last year, it finally entered the Hosted VoIP world through its Net2Phone brand. Net2Phone launched in the channel. Net2Phone also launched an inbound service (like Google Voice...

Tidbits #2444 (Telecom and Otherwise)

There are too many VoIP and UCaaS providers. Consolidation is required in this space. I think UCaaS has to shift into Voice/Dial-tone (POTS replacement or SIP Trunking with some features) and some collaboration platform. The way it is now...

Is SD-WAN the new UC?

In 2003, Broadsoft was selling its softswitch to anyone who would buy it. Today, they are trying to sell direct. All in all, it is technology that is still struggling to find its voice. Today, VeloCloud is selling its...

UCaaS Growth Forecasts

Per a TMR study, "the global market is expected to reach a value of US$61.9 bn by the end of 2018 from US$22.8 bn in 2011. The market is estimated to exhibit a strong 15.70% CAGR between 2012 and...

A Look Back at 2016 News

I am not going to be discussing M&A in this post. Those were big stories but I written enough on the mergers. One big story was Google Fiber laying off and the CEO quitting. I tend to agree with...

Avaya Has Fallen

News out of the Wall Street Journal has Avaya contemplating a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and selling off its call center unit. The problem with Avaya is it is over-leveraged, which we will be saying about many telecom companies...

UCaaS Round-Up (Tidbits 2443)

Nextiva, a Broadsoft powered ITSP, announced at their user conference that it has released a new UC&C or Workplace Comms platform that they created internally named NextOS. Nextiva has 100K SMB customers. It is surprising that they didn't make...

Tidbits #2441

Here are some interesting stories. The US presidential election is finally over. So is IPv4! GTT is buying Hibernia Networks for $590 million (mostly cash). Hibernia adds sub-sea assets to GTT's Tier 1 global network. This move also adds...

Marketing Lesson from the Election

A couple of marketing lessons from the campaign. (Non-political). If your Brand is broken, run a Branding campaign not a negative campaign. When your brand is broken -- maybe your uptime is three eights instead of nines or maybe...
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