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20 Years and what?

So we are at the 20 year anniversary of the Telecom Act of 1996. So many companies have come and gone. So many billions have been invested. And yet the largest telecom providers are Comcast, AT&T and Verizon. Lots...

A Shift from CLEC

The CLECs have always been channel friendly. It was a mutual love fest because they both needed each other and were being pushed around by the ILECs. Today, the CLECs look ill. All of them are a rag tag...

The Storming of Canada

Last week, Zayo bought Allstream from MTS. Allstream was a Canadian B2B telecom with a lot of fiber. Shaw Communications in 2014 bought data center company, ViaWest. There has been a few large transaction across the northern border in...

Uh Oh, Microsoft is Closing the Gaps

Some folks think I am picking on the VoIP space (see this post). Maybe I am. Hosted PBX started for me in 2003 when Broadsoft's second customer rolled out its platform and signed me up as their first agent....

Telco Troubles, Clec Version

You forget how many CLECs there are in the US until you check a PUC list like Texas. The big names in the channel are Birch, Level3, Zayo, EarthLink, TelePacific, XO, WIND, Integra, Mettel, Granite, Bullseye, C-Link, AireSpring, Broadview,...

Sliding into 2016

As we slide into 2016, the web is full of predictions. (Bill Miller's UC predictions are here.) 2015 consisted of M&A, musical chairs and hacks. Next year, more of the same. We are ending 2015 with a revelation that...

The Commission Revenue Spiral

I received an email today about the channel strategy for 2016 for Windstream: WIND is NOT paying agents for any new order under $1500. I wrote about this when I first heard in October. No idea how this will...

Non-competitive Broadband

The FCC defines broadband at 25 Mbps by 3 Mbps. At that speed, most Americans have one choice: cable! How funny is it that telcos had DSL in the Lab in the late 1960s and didn't roll it out...

News Tidbits Part 2923

A lot of lit tidbits popping up. If you follow me on twitter, then you may have seen some of this already. Cyber Monday crashed Target.com, but Tom Peters' fans crashed dropbox. Tom Peters put out an email to...

Everyone Wants You to be an MSP

Whether it is the keynote at a channel conference or a master agency, everywhere you look the message seems to be: Yo Agent, become a MSP! So for a few years now, the keynotes, most notably from a Gartner...

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 Broadband Competition Problem

Big discussion over at AVC on Fred Wilson's blog post about the lack of broadband competition. After the broadband report came out, this apparently was a shock to some: "Today, nearly 40 percent of American households either do not...

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...

Why Be Cagey?

"On EarthLink's Q4 earnings call this morning, the company talked pretty frankly about its intentions to sell off network assets to focus more tightly on the managed services side," reports Telecom Ramblings. So I contact them about a specific...

A Skewed Look at the FCC from the Inside

Harold Furchtgott-Roth writes occasionally for Forbes. "From 1997 through 2001, Mr. Furchtgott- Roth served as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. Before his appointment to the FCC, he was chief economist for the House Committee on Commerce and...

Cable Will Win

The Telecompetitor spends a lot of space on Chattanooga's muni network - as if it was the perfect model for a Gigabit network. Two problems with it: (1) it cost taxpayers literally millions of dollars via bonds and federal...

The Culture of Complacency

"In their book "In Search of Excellence," Tom Peters and Robert Waterman list a "bias for action" as the first of eight attributes that distinguish excellent and innovative companies. Many of the companies they studied were very "analytical in...

6 Companies to Watch in 2015

Here are 6 companies that will be interesting to watch in 2015. In light of the consolidation - and pending mergers - there will still be some interesting moves in telecom. First up is Sangoma. Why? Because Sangoma has...

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...

Agent and Reseller M&A

GTT Communications just acquired UNSi for $40 million. GTT is an interesting company. Interesting in how they put makeup on. There are numerous descriptions of the company: This from Reuters: "GTT Communications, Inc., formerly Global Telecom & Technology, Inc.,...

A Quick Look at Telco Revenues

A short take on telco revenues including Earthlink, Windstream, Frontier, Verizon and AT&T. Is it the price revenue squeeze on telecom? Or is it the revenue dip associated with cloud services that have a lower ARPU than TDM ARPU?...

The Telecom INC5000

The 2014 INC5000 list is out - with 134 companies in telecom (including clients). VoIP Callis (now owned by C Spire) ($11M), Telesphere ($32M), Simple Signal ($11M), VoIP Innovations ($10M), Star2Star ($33M), iCore Networks ($46M, VoIP white label), Phone.com...

The Mammoth Model

I received the rather sporadic newsletter from Mammoth Networks today. While reading it, I noticed that the evolution of Mammoth is very similar to many other ISPs. "Like most early adopters of broadband, Mammoth Networks started with DSL as...

Schizoid Tails of the ILEC

Sitting in the belly of the beast today as I listen to AT&T talk about DSL, U-Verse, ASE (switched Ethernet), LTE and other products. It's interesting to hear AT&T talk about the $21 Billion that they spent on the...
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