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What Will Consolidation Mean in 2015

Rob Powell has a good post collecting some of the M&A activity this year. He makes note that the Comcast-TWC-Charter transaction will create a $7B business CLEC. Seven billion dollar business is larger than Level3 (at $6.4B) or Windstream...

Comcast Merger Will Pressure CLECs

The CLEC industry has a few problems: TDM-to-IP Transition USF Reform (E-Rate, ETC) Consolidation Special Access Pricing The biggest problem by far is the Comcast-TWC merger. It will replace 2 large MSOs (Comcast + TWC) with 2 much larger...

Moves in the Market

Windstream has acquired Chicago-based Business Only Broadband, a fixed wireless enterprise services provider with operations in Chicago, New York City, northern New Jersey and Milwaukee. [press release] While I know that BOB says enterprise broadband, I can't fathom what...

What If Cable Didn't Sell TV?

"Leichtman Research Group (LRG) says the largest U.S. cable TV operators now have more high speed access customers than they do video customers, according to Bruce Leichtman, LRG president and principal analyst." [telecompetitor] In a conversation today, a cable...

These 3 Do Everything Together

At a few shows, including the latest ITEXPO, the 3 big cablecos - TWC, Comcast and Charter - share a booth. One message, 3 supposed separate companies. Now they are doing training together. How? Are the systems, processes and...

What Did I Miss?

A couple of data center acquisitions happened (and some other notes). Shaw Communications, a Canadian cableco, came down to acquire the data center company, ViaWest, for about $1.2 Billion from the private equity owners. [pr] The other move: Alpheus...

Are You Getting Rejected By Cable?

I hear a lot of stories about cable: (1) About a one-third order drop out rate due to no facilities: (2) Intensive paperwork for orders and quotes; and (3) clean orders are rare, which causes rejections that result in...

Seriously? Comcast Wants TWC

The FCC just finished telling Softbank that buying T-Mobile would not be likely. So Comcast outbids Charter for TWC. This will mean that the Top 2 MSO's will combine. Comcast is already more than twice the size of TWC...

Just Plain Craziness - and Charter-TWC

I reside in Tampa, where a retired police office shot a man to death in a movie theater at a matinee over the man texting during the movie. Then a Georgia sheriff holds a kid at gunpoint because the...

TWC Surprises Everyone by Buying DukeNet

TW Cable surprised everyone by buying DukeNet for $600 million in cash to gain access to the 8,700 mile fiber network which will help TWC hit more businesses. All cablecos realize that growth will come from the business market....

The Power of Cable

Agents and VARs want to sell cable - mainly due to demand from small business. The price points and the advertised speeds make cable attractive. However, the cable guys really only want to sell direct. Period. Everything else is...

M&A: 3 UC Deals and a Cable

Well, it was quiet, but now M&A is heating up with the weather. "Private equity firm GTCR has acquired NewWave Communications from Pamlico Capital." NewWave is a cable company in the Midwest with 90,000 subs. Iotum acquired FreeConference.com when it...

The US VoIP Report

I see a lot of reports about the telecom space. This one by E&Y sums up the industry in 2012: "Many established players are looking for new ways to cater to consumers and enterprises by buying capability in new areas."...

Beware of Cable

On the one hand, you have the Top MSO's - Comcast, TWC, Cox, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House - taking market share rapidly, primarily due to its better broadband bargain and its willingness to build out fiber.On the other hand,...

The $14 Billion Dollar Announcement

While I don't agree with everything that Bruce writes here about AT&T's $14 Billion network spend in the next 3 years, there were a few take aways.The big one is that the ILEC's have been getting rate hikes for years...

Telovations is Getting Acquired!

As the Hosted PBX space is finally gaining traction, carriers are buying instead of building. ShoreTel bought M5. Comcast long ago bought NGT. Even Broadsoft bought a service provider, Adaption Technologies. It's public: Bright House Networks, a top 10 MSO,...

It's All Just Shifting

"Ovum, in a latest research report, has warned that OTT VoIP will cost the global telecoms industry $479 billion in lost cumulative revenues by 2020, which represents 6.9 percent of cumulative total voice revenues," according to reports. Notice that it...

Another Unpopular Decision is the Tale of the FCC

don't think the FCC has ever had a popular decision. As far as I have seen, every decision they make ends up in court. TELRIC, Brand-X (DSL and Cable access for ISP's), CBS Nipplegate, Tennis Channel versus Comcast, AT&T-T-Mobile...

Data Tsunami

Cisco's blog writes that we are in a data tsunami due to broadband Internet demand from consumers and their devices. Holy Hype, Batman! This is the same hype that Cisco's Global Consumer Internet Traffic Forecast started in 2009 with the...

You Can't Win on Price

Another call today about a cable company stealing the deal because they are giving away the network. You can not compete on price!The RBOC's have ceded the sub-$500 wireline market to the cablecos. VZ wants to clip the copper, which...

The Fight Over Spectrum Dominance

It looks like the FCC is going to approve the Verizon acquisition of the SpectrumCo - cable companies alliance - spectrum. Competitors are hoping for conditions on the deal, including conditions on the marketing deal that the joint-venture is designed...

The Sales SWAT Team

Zayo Group announced the formation of a dedicated team focused on Small Cell and Fiber to the Tower (FTT) initiative (in this press release). That's a good idea. In fact, when RAD-INFO INC is consulting on mergers between TDM companies...

The New VoIP Giant

8x8 has hit $100 million in annual revenue making them the number 2 hosted VoIP provider (behind Comcast).  8X8 put up some good numbers last quarter.At $100M, the company has proven that they can organically grow revenue. The churn is...

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...
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