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Alteva Acquired by WVT

Warwick Valley Telephone announced that it is acquiring Hosted UC firm out of Philadelphis, Alteva for cash and stock valued at $17 million - $10M upfront. “At closing the Company will enter into employment agreements with certain of Alteva’s key...

The State of VoIP

Seems passe to be writing about VoIP, but that’s the overarching theme of this post. What is happening in the VoIP world?Microsoft bought Skype and announced today that Skype for Asterisk will be shuttered. Yep, looks like Skype will be...

TDCloud Joins the Fray

We have seen the hardware distributors moving into the cloud space. We saw that SYNNEX launched Cloud SolvUC as a unified communications play. According to the PR, the first nationwide cloud UC product. Umm, just from that marketing spin alone,...

Smoothstone Gets Bought

Consolidation continues in the Hosted VoIP space as West Corporation, which owns Intercall, Intrado and other businesses, acquired Smoothstone today for $120M. This is on the heels of InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation and the world's largest conferencing and...

A Failure to Communicate

In the Agent space, many non-telco vendors (like Conferencing and Hosted PBX providers) have tried to get traction. Sales traction from this independent sales force. It isn't going well.Agents (and VAR's) spend about 80-99% of the work week in the...

One Quick Note About Cloud

I keep reading all these projections for Cloud and I have to wonder: Has everyone forgotten that a good portion of this used to be Hosting? Shared Hosting; Managed Hosting; Dedicated Server; Collocation; Digital Hands. This isn't new. Plus it...

IBM's New(er) Strategies

Image via Wikipedia At IBM’s Lotusphere this year (Feb. 1), IBM rolled out strategies for Cloud and Social Media.IBM identified 5 ways that partners could benefit from the Cloud. They are as follows: Cloud Application Providers - deliver business...

Super Charging the SIP Trunk

I was on a panel about Supercharging the SIP Trunk Sales by Broadvox. It sounded similar to the panel I did at CVX West 2010 on Upselling the SIP Trunk sale. This one had to go a little more basic...

The Hosted UC Script

I'm at Enterprise Connect (formerly VoiceCon) where the talk is all about CLOUD. (Surprise!) Cloud Communications from Cisco, Avaya, Shoretel (Untangling Complexity), Microsoft Lync, Sprint, IBM, Smoothstone, XO and Verizon. I didn't see a MITEL booth but at least 5...

ATTB2B

This is what Ma Bell is pushing through sales channels: ·         Hosting & Cloud Services·         Application Services for Small Business·         Mobile Applications·         Small Business Bundles·         Unified CommunicationsNotice what is missing?  Internet Access, Voice, WAN. Welcome to the end of the PSTN....

VoIP Consolidation Well Underway

There's been some M&A among VoIP Providers this year but there is more on the horizon. CLEC's are looking to get in the game with an acquisition. Indeed EarthLink did just that with its quiet acquisition of STS Telecom, a...

The Emergence of Cloud Telephony

So my panel this morning on Trends and Future of VoiP/Telco 2.0: the Emergence of Cloud Telephony with Cbeyond and Dialogic was standing room only. The slide deck is here:ITEXPO-East-2011-Emergence of Cloud Telephony.We discussed the trend of SMB to move...

What Does That List Mean?

There are always lists. Everybody comes up with Top 10, Top 5, Best of, blah, blah, blah. What does the list actually mean though? For years I have heard about the JD Power awards, but have no idea what the...

2 More Acquisitions

Rumor from SFGate is it that Skype bought Qik for $100 million. Qik’s smartphone video streaming service has grown to 5 million users. That doesn’t mean revenue though - and Skype should know, right? Only 6% of its 124 million...

UC is on the Rise: No Kidding

Image via Wikipedia All the trends, lists, predictions are out now. Of course, UC is will see record growth and Cloud Computing too. No kidding! They are both in infancy (relatively speaking), so there is nowhere to go but...

Broadsoft's Second Offering

Broadsoft investors are cashing out to the tune of 4.8 million shares to be priced at $22 according to TradingMarkets.com. Today, BSFT is trading at $26.In other news, Tampa-based Microsoft partner, Tribridge bought Mercatus Group, a health care provider practice...

Chat With JCurve About 2011

 Eli Johnson, Business Development Manager at J-Curve Technologies, chats with me for about 13 minutes about Broadsoft Connections 2010, Hosted UC and the obstacles that Cloud Communications providers face in the new year.J-Curve offers Hosted PBX providers an outsourced customer...

What's It Take to be a VoIP Winner?

What does it take to run a successful VoIP services company? According to Report Linker, “the biggest VoIP providers are ostensibly run-of-the-mill telecom companies. This means smaller providers must innovate and take the role of pioneers whose marketing strategy doesn’t...

The Buzz on UC is Over

Gary Kim is writing about the buzz on UC being over. Last week, Gartner called UC a scam. Now Gartner is taking UC off the trend list for 2011. So has Frost & Sullivan. What's the problem? One problem is...

UC Won't Last

I started working on a post last week I titled UC Won’t Work. Today, there’s a topic abuzz about how UC is a scam.Speaking during a debate on unifiec communications at the recent Gartner Symposium in Sydney, analyst, Nick Jones,...

My Take on Stocks

So “BroadSoft Inc.(BSFT) shares climbed 43% after the voice-enabling software company reported third-quarter earnings that exceeded estimates,” according to MarketWatch. Total revenue increased 22% year-to-year to $22.3 million; up 13% from the second quarter of 2010. License revenue increased 27%...

When the Cable Giants Wake

The MSO’s will be coming strong into Hosted UC next year. Four of the top 5 MSO’s will be rolling out Business Hosted UC services. By the time they come to market the current crop of ITSP (Hosted VoIP Providers)...

Day 1 Observations from Phoenix

I’m at the Broadsoft Connections 2010 user conference in Phoenix. The theme is Ignite Passion (for Hosted UC). These are some of my notes:Broadsoft is pushing not just Hosted PBX but services they are calling CAAS (Communications-as-a-Service). Broadsoft released BroadCloud...

Broadvox and Cypress: What Now?

Broadvox and Cypress acknowledged the merger rumors on Thursday, announcing that they were still working out the details of the merger. (TMC broke the story here). Both companies wanted to assure customers that it will be business as usual.Executives told...

Net-Head Talking Coming Up

At ChannelVision Expo, I will be presenting Bell-Head versus Net-Head. I have been discussing that here and in Internet Telephony magazine since January 2009. I will be touching on that in a session titled Upselling SIP Trunking at CVX, where...
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