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Some Moves That May Seem Like News

Who is going 100G? Both XO and Spread Networks announced its deployment of 100G technology. The surprise? Bright House Networks announced that it will extend its relationship with Fujitsu and utilize that vendor for 100G in its metro network. Comcast...

The CLEC Space is Changing

The FCC has removed its rules against CLEC-Cable mergers. Right now the M&A department at Comcast, flush with cash, is picking out its next target. "Hey, Guys! Call me if you need help with valuations or choices!"Sprint and VZ and...

Brad Thor's Black List

I like spy novels. Since James Bond, I have been reading spy novels from Ludlum, Lustbader and Jack Higgins. The new breed of authors in this gnre are very good - Barry Eisler, Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva, Brian Haig, Randy...

What Will Happen to the Gear Vendors?

There used to be a class 4 switch called Coppercom. It was a decent switch and reasonably priced. The company couldn't make a go of it because the ISP and CLEC market was shrinking at the time. Yesterday there was...

Verbal One Year Contracts

ATT has verbal one year contracts available. New service ordered within a few minutes for clients via an Authorized Solution Provider (agent). [This has to be for really simple stuff like POTS and DSL.]However, ATT doesn't send any TAC (terms)...

What's Up With Private Line?

"Private lines are leased point-to-point circuits, which are used for a variety of applications including connecting enterprise locations and backhauling cell towers to mobile switching centers," according to Insight Research."The $39 billion US private line services market is expected to...

AT&T Workers Walk

According to the LA Times, on June 8th, AT&T workers in California and Nevada staged a work stoppage for a day to protest a memo that impugned their work ethic. AT&T is correct that without the union workers, AT&T would...

Verizon is in the News a Lot

Hands off the Internet!Sen. Alex Padilla: Bill will preserve hands-off regulatory approach toward VOIP.VZW and T-Mobile are at odds over SpectrumCo spectrum with Verizon saying T-Mobile is hypocritical about spectrum. "Verizon told the FCC in a filing Monday that T-Mobile...

Combatting Mobile Data

How do you offer your broadband customers mobile access? There are a couple of options. One is MVNO, reselling cellular data cards to your customers. This is a very expensive option. No margin, but stickiness for your bundle.Another way is...

Cellular Mayhem

Just looking at the news makes me think that the cellular industry is having a week of mayhem. Besides the mess I wrote about earlier this week, "US wholesale player LightSquared has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid efforts...

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...

Transactional Agents Called Names

Over at CP, the transactional agents are being called Prostitutes and Zombies in opinion pieces. I find that sad considering that the Zombie comment comes from a guy who whined because he couldn't make huge commissions off call centers any...

US Government Suing AT&T for Fraud

Is Fraud rampant at Ma Bell?ARS wrote an article titled, AT&T collected millions from taxpayers in fraudulent charges, US says. "AT&T improperly received millions of dollars from a government reimbursement fund by ignoring fraudulent use of the IP Relay call...

USTelecom Wants Forbearance for all ILECs

We once fancifully debated if the ILEC's would LET the cablecos get ahead just so they could get out from under regulations. This was 2006. Apparently, that was the plan.USTelecom is an organization made up of ILEC's. The org has...

3 Billion Dollar Deals

Apparently, $1B is not a lot of money. Three deals today - all at $1B.Facebook bought Instagram, a photo-sharing app, for $1B.Microsoft paid $1B for 800 AOL patents. Who knew AOL even had 800 patents?  Now they can fund Patch...

T-Mobile Layoffs Called FCC's Fault

This makes me laugh. AT&T's SEVP for external and legislative affairs, Cicconi, wrote a post for AT&T's Public Policy blog last week that again attacked the FCC. AT&T blames any T-Mobile Layoffs on the FCC.Really?It's not the fault of T-Mobile...

Are Telcos Outside Their Delivery Zone?

The ILEC's were really good at delivering a monopoly TDM-based dial-tone product. And later got very good at T1 and T3. Was that the extent of the research that the old AT&T Labs could provide? DSL, while slower than cable...

Union Reacts to AT&T Layoffs

Not my usual topic, but I thought I would point out the following, from Rebuild the Dream:"AT&T recently announced the "surplus" of 740 union AT&T jobs despite their revenues soaring to $126.7 billion and a CEO that made over $27...

Verizon Puts the Move on Video

After Verizon's CFO sais that FiOS was a poor economic decision for the company, I would think video would not be on the VZ radar. The FiOS TV service is so expensive to deliver that Frontier raised rates over 70%...

AT&T Archive Video

From the AT&T archives: “A fascinating animated film explaining the perspective of the Bell System made during the legal challenges of the 1970s from both the government and other phone companies. “The MackNell Quandary from 1975 about the greatness of...

It's a Mobile Monday

It's a mobile Monday as I get set to pack up to head to ITEXPO East 2012 in Miami Beach. Yahoo was being Yahoo this morning as it announced - in the same breath - that it has launched a...

Woes: AT&T, Spectrum, Yahoo, RIM

How badly does AT&T need spectrum now that the T-Mobile deal is dead? According to analysts (who are likely just trying to get press and pump up some stocks so they can make short term gains), AT&T has to make...

2 Data Center Deals and some links

Yesterday I mentioned that Gladstone is the new landlord for one of Expedient’s data centers. Today, zColo (of the Zayo Group) “acquired MarquisNet’s data-center business in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 28,000 square foot data center, located at 7185 Pollock Drive,...

What is Wrong with AT&T

In recent weeks, AT&T has been hit with a blizzard of bad news.It's 3Q2011 earnings were off estimates. It's merger with T-Mobile is looking less and less likely with the FCC report, its own smoking gun and the DOJ trial....

A Final Note on ATT-T-Mobile

Great quote from this Bloomberg article, "We don’t have any confidence that we are spending all this time and effort and the taxpayers’ money and that we’re not being spun," U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle in Washington said. Every lawsuit,...
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