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Scale Won't Fix Sprint

Softbank's CEO thinks that buying T-Mobile will solve Sprint's ailments. Scale is not the issue here. Poor strategy is one problem. Want examples: the Nextel integration; destroying the Nextel brand; WiMax for 4G; Clearwire two-stepping - need I go...

AT&T To Take on OTT

AT&T and Beats Music rolled out a music service during the Super Bowl. AT&T is taking on Pandora, Spotify and Apple iTunes. Bloomberg reports that "Music-streaming services need 5 million to 10 million paying customers to be profitable after...

AT&T Buying Customers from T-Mobile

AT&T is offering cash and credit for customers to leave T-Mobile. Sprint, too. Literally buying customers now. Is the cell world that flat? Wall Street acts like this is the first time AT&T has done this. For years, AT&T...

Lots Going On

Apparently, all will be better when we switch from QAM to WAM DISH hasn't given up on wireless. It has done terrestrial LTE trials with nTelos. DISH is still looking to buy LightSquared or T-Mobile. Now DISH is doing...

Re-Vamping Telecom

The FCC has already made some moves to revamp telecom. There was USF reform, funding for broadband, elimination of a lot of regulations, pilot test with Vonage on direct DID access and the TDM-to-IP migration. The Broadband money (NTIA,...

If Mobile is Everything

Fred Wilson repeats that Mobile is Eating the World. It might be just what I am reading (my influence bias). It's all about tablets or smartphones. Where does that leave your business in 2 or 3 years? The Internet...

The Future is Now

I got to listen to Jack Uldrich keynote the Bradenton (FL) EDC event last night (thanks to Bright House Networks). Uldrich is a futurist and a good speaker. When you examine all the trends that are happening right now...

The FCC is Busy (Part 2)

Top stories at the FCC, where there seems to be a lot of activity lately. The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau clarified the rules for data collection for Special Access circuits. WC Docket No. 05-25 Report and Order is out....

4 New Items

Just back from ITEXPO in Vegas. Here are 4 news items worth noting. 1 Fast Company has an article about Amazon and its distribution system: "Those 10 million Prime members (up from 5 million two years ago, according to Morningstar)...

A Laborious Weekend for Bankers

A weekend of labor by bankers and telecom execs resulted in two purchases. Verizon finally was able to rest full control of VZW out of Vodafone. However, it cost VZ $130 Billion to do that. Vodafone's 45% ownership of...

AT&T Taking a Leap

Bloomberg reported over the weekend that AT&T was going to buy Leap Wireless - for the spectrum of course - for about $1.2B. "San Diego-based Leap also has $2.8 billion in net debt." Which will be added to AT&T's already...

Cellco Networks Congested

You know how everyone makes fun of ATT's congested cellular network? Well, according to Bloomberg, VZW is having the same issue. Verizon Wireless is America's most heavily used mobile-phone carrier, with 93 million monthly subscribers (second-place AT&T (T) has...

Are We Still Talking About the Phone?

It is still about the phone. Cell companies are stuck. After years of leveraged cool handsets to drive sales, cellcos are stuck as hardware providers - subsidized hardware too. Cellcos aren't alone. VoIP providers are stuck in the hardware space...

Business is a Thinking Man's Sport

When I heard Mark Sanborn call business a thinking man's spot, it made me smile and then think. Oddly, most of these news items have all fallen in my lap today. It made me re-think how the value added distributors...

What Happens When

What happens to the fiber companies that depend on FTT (fiber to the tower) when the cell companies decide to buy dark fiber to the towers? All the fiber guys build out based on a set of financial projects that...

Some Interesting Reads

Zayo CEO Dan Caruso wrote a good blog titled "Is Bandwidth Production Lucrative?". In the wake of Jim Crowe stepping down at Level3, Caruso's analysis of the fiber players in an interesting read.Personally, I think these CEOs - Crowe, Hesse,...

Why is Telecom So Old?

Saw this picture on twitter. It made me think about the lack of innovation from the telcos.For example. cellular and DSL technologies were discovered by Bell Labs in the 1960s, but didn't to market until decades later. And it...

Parallels, Cisco, Google and Panda

If every day feels like you are on a hamster wheel, maybe you are examining the wrong metric. An interesting announcement today two weeks before thier customer summit, Cisco bought a stake in Parallels and gets a Board seat.Parallels is...

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."...

Fill 'Er Up

Many business models are at odds with the customer wishes. Airlines want full planes. Customers don't want to be sardines and have bags checked for them.Consumers hope that not everyone is using the Internet at 8 PM. The ISPs need...

Moves and Changes This Week

Cisco announced plans to acquire Meraki, a managed Wi-Fi company, for about $1.2B.Broadsoft announced UC One and now Rich Communications Services (RCS) to be added to its BroadCloud SAAS platform. [UCStrategies]After Softbank put $20B into Sprint, Sprint turns around and...

More on the Microcorp and TDMobility Deal

Microcorp announced a deal with TDMobility (here and here). I have written about TDMobility before (most recently here and before), where I proposed that it would be a small leap for TDMobility to become a master agency. Instead, TDMobility teamed...

Moves by AT&T

"An industry executive argues that service providers face becoming "irrelevant" to consumers, though it might be unusual to hear it said in public," writes Gary Kim. It is the same argument - dumb pipe versus value added reseller.While VZ and...

Your Cellphone is Spying on You

There is so much talk about malware on Windows computers. Apple users think they are safe. HA! It was simply a matter of volume. Now that iOS is on millions of devices it is worth the time for bad guys...

Three Big Jumps This Weekend

The biggest jump over the weekend was Red Bull Stratos: "Felix Baumgartner captured the attention of the web on Sunday when he jumped from a capsule 128,000 feet above Earth and landed safely on the ground in New Mexico." [via...
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