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The Cable Merger World Churns

There was a report that Verizon tried to buy Charter for about $100B. It was rejected for being too low. The other rumor is that Altice which bought Cablevision and Suddenlink is looking at a nearly $2B IPO and...

Merger Synergies and CX

Sonus is merging with GENBAND. Last year Sonus bought Taqua for $20M. The talk is all about synergies and higher EBITDA. Oh and Accretive. No talk about how they will better serve their customers. CenturyLink is saying that after...

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 -...

How Broken is Telecom? (This is a Rant)

It started as just 1 problem, but I ended up writing about 3 messes. I try really hard to avoid cablecos. They don't like the Channel; they don't like wholesale. It seems that direct sales reps can get pricing...

Will 5G Break Wireline Broadband?

Pay TV is in turmoil due to cord cutting. Retail is in upheaval due to changing buying habits as well as a transition in how people spend free time. "The U.S. (and the world) is in the midst of...

Verizon Now Courting Cable

Is it because the top 3 cable companies are launching an MVNO business? Or is it because AT&T bought DirecTV and now TimeWarner? Or is it because last year Verizon had a net loss of 282,000 Broadband Customers? Why...

Will Amazon Disrupt the Channel?

Amazon has been selling Comcast services for a while. Now they added Frontier residential services to the page. What's next? Like Tech Data's TD Mobility, Amazon already offers cellular plans from many cellcos as well as a wide selection...

10 Years of Telco Hubris

The year was 2005. The place was the Supreme Court for the Brand-X case. Cable won. Internet was deemed an information service that did not have to be shared. Only UNE's from LECs had to be shared. [UNE-P was...

Cable Customer Service Examined

Comcast and its cable brethren already have a bad customer service reputation. In fact, Congess held hearings with cable execs! What did they find? Cable is over-charging customers and training agents to avoid accepting cancellations (following the AOL procedural...

A Big Shift Coming to Telecom

Our sector of the marketplace - telecommunications - is about to undergo a change. Yeah, we have been in a shift for a good while, but more is coming. We went from TDM to VoIP to Hosted PBX to...

Telecom Tidbits (Part 2433)

You work in Tech. Everyday is a front row seat to amazing. Right? A pretty good primer on SDN from BI in 2012! Charter Bid Approved! Only condition, NewCharterCo can't have data caps for 7 years. Big deal. In...

Game Over: Comcast and Amazon!

The game is over and cable wins. Comcast may fear competition and bill people for services that they did not receive, but they do have a $6B CLEC business. Most carriers can't say that. Now the broadband game is...

And Start the New Year Now (Tidbits # 2427)

ITEXPO is in Ft Lauderdale in 20 days. Will you be there? Our ITEXPO panel on Open Source for Service Providers will be using Dialogic's study, which is examined in this blog post by Jim Machi of Dialogic. Some...

The Butterfly Effect of Cord Cutting

Cord cutting is real. It is affecting more than just the cablecos. The cablecos realize that they have to switch to broadband, voice and other product lines to counter the revenue loss from TV. CableOne CEO, Tom Might, gave...

TV is Moving to the Internet

TWC is trialing Internet TV. "The beta service will let some customers get online Internet TV services, without requiring a cable connection, through a Roku 3 device," according to eweek. Comcast Xfinity, Verizon, Boingo, DISH (Sling TV) have joined...

Really Big Mergers

Dell-EMC, Charter-TWC-BHN. Anheuser-Busch InBev-SAB Miller. Big mergers usually amount to nothing good for customers. It is really about getting bigger, scaling up, too big to fail, but too big to execute. The Charter acquisitions are facing opposition from many,...

The Cable Triumverate

At a master agency, Microcorp One-on-One, the Cable 3 Sisters gave a presentation together. They have been sharing booth space for a couple of years - and presenting together for a while. This was my first view of it....

The Cable Dominance Push

From USA Today, "Altice Group, a European telecom company controlled by French cable entrepreneur Patrick Drahi, has agreed to buy U.S. cable operator Cablevision (CVC) in a deal valued at $17.7 billion." Altice already is buying smaller cableco Suddenlink...

The Trend Toward Global Expansion

We are seeing an interesting trend. The ILECs are going global. AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink are looking to other global markets to make up for a decline in revenue in the US. AT&T made acquisitions in cellular in LATAM....

3 Cable Stories That Are Good Reads

As I wrote previously, our industry hasn't really applied the technology that we push on our customers. Don't you ever wonder Why Your Cable Company Doesn't Always Know If Your New Address Gets Service? One reason is simple data...

Phone Companies, Channel and Other News

Considering my client has been waiting 2 months to port DIDs from an AT&T PRI to Birch POTS lines, no kidding AT&T is not a Phone Company any more! Plus I have other clients that AT&T is calling to...

Charter Bulking Up

Charter bid on TWC before Comcast. Comcast wasn't going to get past regulators. Charter is hoping that they will with 2 bids in this week. One to buy TWC where Charter will pay $55 billion in cash and stock...

Europe Invades American Cable

The French group Altice SA, controlled by Patrick Drahi, made a bid of $9.1 billion for Suddenlink - and is rumored to be looking at TWC. Yesterday, during a lunch discussion with TMC's CEO, Rich Tehrani, I mentioned how...

Greedy Content Increases Your Cable Bills

As much as I have a mad on for the ILECs, in this case, folks need to know that the content companies are the ones increasing your TV bills -- not the cable or telco. Bundling is a tactic...

A TWC Story

A reader sent me a story about the difficulty of adding the voice mobility package to the company's TWCBC voice service. "Over the past 7 days, I have put in 3-4 hours in working trying to get this simple...
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