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End of Year Summary (Tidbits part 2426)

Lots of lists and best of posts out there. I am just going to run through the tidbits that I thought were interesting. Citrix bought the auto-attendant in the cloud company, Grasshopper, earlier this year for about $161.5 M...

Cisco to Spark Some BroadCloud Competition

As if it weren't bad enough that Microsoft was forcing its tech partners to become salespeople, and Broadsoft was nudging its white-label partners to the curb, now Cisco is hosting a unified comms platform. "Hosted by Cisco and sold...

Cloud Comms On the Rise

Cloud based unified communications to increase by 466% in 2016 [source] Share of cloud in unified communications to rise from 6% in 2015, to 28% in 2016 [source] Interesting the news the rise in cloud communications. Actually the shocking...

Unified Hope for UCaaS

End of year buzz around unified communications (UC, UCaaDS, Hostd PBX, Hosted UC) is ramping up. All part of the predictions and trend watching for 2016. First, I have a shout out to my bud, Alex Doyle for this...

Merger Tidbits (Part 2924)

Sierra Wireless made those data cards that Sprint sold for laptops for 3G access. They still make Mi-Fi devices. Sierra is a Canadian firm that decided to buy a Tampa MVNO named Accel Networks for a managed connectivity offering....

Fuze Joins ThinkingPhones

Announced on twitter probably before anywhere else: ThinkingPhones buys Fuze. Formerly known as Thinking Phone Networks, ThinkingPhones is a Hosted UC company with $88 million in venture money. They used some of those funds to buy a video conferencing...

UNIFY Gets Acquired

Two years ago, Siemens Enterprise Communications re-branded as UNIFY. "Unify, is a joint venture between the American private equity firm The Gores Group and German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG," according to Wikipedia. It is a premise-based comms platform. Now,...

Is Mobile the Answer for UC?

I moderated a session at ITEXPO West on profitability for VoIP Providers. Mind you, one panelist was Voxvalley who is a mobile app provider for ITSPs, but it seems that everyone thinks the only way to make money in...

Is Mobile the Answer for UC?

I moderated a session at ITEXPO West on profitability for VoIP Providers. Mind you, one panelist was Voxvalley who is a mobile app provider for ITSPs, but it seems that everyone thinks the only way to make money in...

As A Service

We have seen UC as a service, software as a service, Infrastructure and Platforms as a service, Desktop and even Disaster Recovery as a Service. What is next? WAN as a Service seems to be popping up as the...

Utility VoIP

Ran across a website that called their Hosted VoIP solution Utility VoIP. I thought that was appropriate because in so many cases it is sold as dial-tone replacement. Nothing more. We are almost 12 years in and No HD...

A View of UC from Broadvoice

Ran into an old ISPCON colleague at CPExpo in Boston, so we scheduled a podcast to talk about what his new company, BroadVoice, is up to and the state of UC. Take a listen to my podcast with Jim...

Is There Any Telecom Disruption?

Today, Fone.do was featured on ProductHunt. In the discussion, Aircall.io was mentioned. Despite consolidation and analyst predictions of 20+% CAGR, we haven't really seen any real disruption in the space. Low price by itself is not disruption. We have...

GTT Buys OSN

GTT has been a on an acquisition binge since 2009, when they bought WBS Connect. Then in 2011 they bought UK's PacketExchange to complement the business. Next, they added nLayer to the mix for just $18m. They bought the...

What Happened to Alteva?

Alteva was one of the pure play Broadsoft ITSPs. The exit strategy was to be acquired (as it was for almost all the CCA members). An RLEC, WVT, bought them in 2011 for $17m. Today, Momemtum, a wholesale Broadsoft...

Experience-Centric

While search slideshare (now LinkedIn slideshare), I saw this slide, which sums up customer expectations as well as a conversation I saw having with Pete Davis of Panterra. BYOD is not just an IT PITA (pain-in-the-@ss); it is about...

What the Studies About UC Say

WOW! In a study of 1,000 businesses by Evolve IP, "71.5% were not very familiar with what "Unified Communications" actually is". You can scratch that off your SEO key word list right now. The stat that "40 percent of...

Vonage Picks Up Another One

Broadsoft is losing customers steadily. Vonage bought its third Broadsoft shop today with the announcement it is acquiring iCore for $92M. "The purchase price represents approximately 1.3 times estimated 2015 iCore revenues." [pr] "iCore sells its solutions primarily through...

The VoIP/UC Round Up # 2920

MetTel's Gary Gluzman has a 2-part look at UC. He mentions Glip and Slack, which are taking off, but I think that much of the new app collective - WhatsApp, snapchat, even Slack - are just replacements for AOL...

An Afternoon of VoIP News

Vitelity, a VoIP, SMS and Fax-over-IP provider, got bought by Onvoy. Onvoy got bought by Zayo. Zayo spun it off as a part of another Zayo entity (CII or Communications Infrastructure Investments). Onvoy provides tandem and transit, wholesale VoIP,...

2 Cloud Studies

Frost & Sullivan Report: Hosted VoIP/ UC Users to Reach 42 Million by 2021 in North America. 42 million??? There are 28 million small businesses in the US according to the SBA. Seems like in the next 6 years,...

3 Reasons Most VoIP Providers Will Fail

There are about 2000 Hosted VoIP providers in the US (if you include ILECs, CLECs, RLECs and cablecos). They can't all win in the business market for at least 3 reasons. I talk about Integration all of the time....

Oh, the Promise of UC

"Research released by MDS noted that 75% of IT and telecom decision-makers were actively seeking to move towards a UC infrastructure sometime in the imminent future."[source: CV] According to an Infoweek survey, "more companies are using Unified Communications than...

2000 Players Have Less Than 40% of Market

There are approximately 2000 Hosted VoIP providers in the US. According to market research from Edgewater, "The majority of SMBs have not yet migrated to IP Communications. While adoption rates are higher in larger organizations, as high as 36%,...

Sales is Transitioning, Are Salespeople?

Insurance companies had to learn how to sell in today's marketplace, too. (See GapingVoid here.) It is the age of the smarter conversation. Sales has to be about the business and its goals and outcomes. Otherwise sales cycles will...
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