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As TV Slows, The Cloud?

As I have been spouting for a while, telcos are getting into TV (and spending billions to do it) too late. The TV market is saturated - DirecTV, DISH, cable, telco and OTT. The economy isn't helping either as people...

Cable is Different

When selling cable services, it is different from selling most telco services. For one, the voice services are all digital and SIP. In many cases, voice is delivered on a separate VLAN or even physical path. (It's not a dynamically...

A Message for Dan Hesse

The merger of AT&T and T-Mobile will likely have extreme anti-competitive effects on the mobile industry. Certainly, the DOJ and the two F-Agencies (FTC and FCC) need to take note that mobile is churning the service economy of America right...

NetWolves and AboveNet Combine with Agent

From the Netwolves newsletter comes a story about 2 carriers teaming up and helping an Agent make a big sale.Customer has multiple locations and wants Ethernet Service in all of their sites. They want the carrier to provide fully managed...

Citrix Cash Machine

Image by Irish Typepad via Flickr I'm noticing a trend here.  Citrix made a deal with Cablevision to offer GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting at discounted prices to Optimum Voice and Optimum Online users. Then it was announced at EnterpriseCon that...

TWC Snags Navisite

Image via Wikipedia When I first heard the news last night, I thought that TWT (tw telecom) had scoooped up Navisite. Instead, it's TWC (Time Warner Cable) that is paying $230M for the hosting company. The MSO gets 1200 clients...

Cox Business on Hosted PBX Roll Out

I recently interviewed Mike Bolognini, vice president of Cox Business and Hospitality Network in Las Vegas, about the planned rollout of Hosted PBX in Southern Nevada. Below are Mr. Bolognini's responses. RAD: What is the biggest challenge you will...

Broadband Numbers Fall

Broadband deployment numbers will fall. Why? The FCC has re-defined broadband as 4MB x 1MB and most DSL and 2.5G/3G do not provide that kind of real bandwidth. In the FCC report titled “Internet Access Services: Status as of December...

DISH Bought a CLEC

Per an FCC filing (WC Docket No. 10-231) DISH Media is acquiring Liberty-Bell Telecom, a Colorado limited liability company, which provides competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) and long distance services in Colorado and has limited operations in New Mexico and...

What Strategy Will Be Used?

So PAETEC announced the 48x in the IP Simple Bundle. It’s an Allworx PBX. An interesting strategy to roll out a premise based PBX at a time when everyone is rolling out a hosted solution, even Avaya and MITEL.Come 2Q...

What's With Clearwire?

What's up with Clearwire? It started out as a McGraw deal with big investors: Top 5 cable companies, Sprint, Intel and Google. (Did you know that Telesphere's CEO Clark Peterson was President of Clearwire and one of Clearwire's founders?)Clearwire has...

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)...

Wasted Ad Dollars

So we have television ads running constantly from auto insurance carriers. State Farm, GIECO and Progressive are running massive ad campaigns that I have seen on TV shows, the NFL, web, and direct mail.It’s basically become too annoying. How can...

Knology Buys Sunflower

It's an MSO acquisition. Knology is a cable operator in 12 markets, including a section of Pinellas County, Florida. Knology announced it is pay $160M to acquire Sunflower Broadband, a Lawrence Kansas ISP infamous for bandwidth caps. From MultiChannel, "Knology has about...

Google is Not Killing Voice

Everywhere you look, people are aghast that Google added free calling to Gmail. Big deal. (Although you should read Jon Arnold's piece on it.) Most people aren't going to strap a microphone and headset to their computer to make PC-to-phone...

Debt and Finances

I'll readily admit that I am not a financial wizard. I am risk adverse and think that playing the stock market is like a casino (the deck is stacked against you). Then I read The Big Short by Michael Lewis...

Things are Round and Round

As one door closes, right? Well, WISPA is putting together a deal with DirecTV so that it's mainly residential wireless ISP base can grab some cash switching people from cable TV and Internet to fixed wireless internet access and satellite...

So How is VoIP Doing?

According to the FCC, the VoIP subscribers is 21 million not including Skype users. These figures are part of the 31-page report, "Local Telephone Competition". The report uses data from 2008!Of the 162 million voice lines, 21M are VoIP. Consider...

2010: The Year for CLEC's

This could be the year for CLEC's.First, the Broadband Stimulus money is starting to be handed out. CLEC's (and ISP's) are starting to get some of it.CLEC's are getting acquired by ILEC's and Cablecos. For example, Comcast buying Cimco, a...

Ill. Judge Only Smart One

Only a single judge in Illinois has the common sense to see that the Frontier-Verizon deal is very similar to the Fairpoint-Verizon deal that resulted in a bankruptcy within 18 months while screwing consumers in three states.The Herald-Review has a...

Changing the Cable Channels

As we head into the Channel Partners Expo in Vegas, we get the story of an agent being played by a carrier. Now it's not that unusual for agents to have carrier commission collection issues. There have been many stories...

Comcast Buys NGT

Comcast goes deep into trunking and Hosted VoIP with the purchase of New Global Telecom (NGT). NGT has had a few business models. It started out as a wholesaler, providing the back-end softswitch for companies like AT&T and New Zealand...

Is Cable-like TV Almost Extinct?

According to Qwest (via GigaOM), Pay-TV won't be around in 5 years. With the tech  crowd, Hulu, YouTube, iTunes, NetFlix and other streaming media services are replacing TV. (NYTimes has an article about someone doing that here.) One of my...

Usage Based Billing Rant

Occam Networks has a pretty good blog. Today's topic is usage based pricing. I disagree with the usage based pricing.As I see it, we have had (mainly telco) rate hikes since 1999 on the promise of Broadband. In fact, in...

Are You Still an ILEC Agent?

This from Telephony online and the Convergence Consulting Group: The latest in an annual study of the bundled services market shows US telecom service providers are losing wireline voice customers at a faster pace and being transformed in the process...
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