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What Did I Miss Part 34

Merger Details Emerge In the mix of the Comcast-TWC merger will emerge a new MSO created by divestitures and swaps called GreatLand Connections, previously called SpinCo. Charter will own one-third and operate it, says Telecompetitor. The FCC has received...

A Brief Look at Big Data

The term Big Data makes me laugh because we live in the information age where we collect a ton of data. People may be pack rats and hoarders IRL (in real life), but digitally we are far worse. We...

Don't Be Lazy in VoIP Sales

Things must be tough over at RC, because I received an email from an RC account exec titled, "Looking for best contact". The copy was "I am doing some research on your company to determine if there is any...

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...

FCC Telemarketing Rules Change

Bloomberg has an article making it sound like US businesses are paying through the nose for violating the Do Not Call list. The FCC has added rules to make it harder to call people on the DNC list. Why...

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)...

Is The Market Ready for Hosted PBX?

When the hardware PBX companies have hosted PBX divisions, it might be that the market is ready for Hosted PBX. However, like VDI, is the channel ready to sell it and support it?...

A Spotlight on Women in the Channel

Nancy Ridge is the VP of Telecom Brokers, a master agency in California. She joins me on this podcast to discuss Women in the Channel, a grass-roots organization that she co-founded to promote women in telecom.We have already seen...

Tough Talk About the Channel - VARs and Agents

This 15 minute podcast with Chris Shubert, Director of Channel Sales at Telnes Broadband, hits on some of the pain points of the Channel:What do telcos do about Cloud? "Dumb it down so a Facebook user can buy it!"What will...

The New Job Marketplace

Jobvite has a slide deck about the future of work. Bigger companies are not creating the same amount of jobs - or the same kind of jobs. Technology replaced a lot of workers, even some salespeople.The 3 C's - Consolidation,...

We Will Cost You Jobs

Don't worry this isn't a political rant; it is a marketing one. Many of the lost jobs in America are due to technology. No one really mentions that. I saw this tweet today: The VoIP industry makes a couple of...

So Much Stuff I Can't Get To

So many things to write about but just not enough time. Leap Wireless gets the iPhone 4S under its Cricket brand to sell without subsidy for $500! Let's see how that works. It does come with No Contract though....

A Frank Look at the iPhone

From the NYTimes, "Randall Stephenson, AT&T's chief executive, shared some surprisingly frank comments about the iPhone." Stephenson regrets unlimited data pricing. Since moving to tiered data prices, the company has made more money. DUH!! He cries about "...it's a variable...

Some VoIP Moves

Craig Walker, Grand Central's co-founder, is jumping back into the VoIP space, according to his tweet (and the TechCrunch article that had to follow said tweet). "LogMeIn's free screen sharing and online meeting service, join.me, just added free internet VoIP...

A Fun Chat with VAR Dynamics

It started out coincidentally as VAR Dynamics CEO, Tony Francisco, was on my plane this morning. And he just recently moved from Silicon Valley to Tampa Bay, where I live. He is working with Gazelle Labs and spoke at BarCamp...

Savvis Changes Comp Plan

I just received confirmation that channel compensation for hosting under CenturyLink will no longer be residual. Savvis, which is owned by CenturyLink, took over management of the Qwest Cyber Centers.At a time when cloud providers want agents selling, data center...

4G is in Trouble

AT&T had to give up the acquisition of T-Mobile. LightSquared is almost out of money, says Reuters. Clearwire needs money - not only to build out the two 4G networks it has promised to Sprint (WIMAX and LTE), but to continue...

MicroCorp Acquires Another

Master Agent MicroCorp announced yesterday another acquisition (following the purchase of 5 Star Communications in June).Combined the Company will be the largest Telecom Agency on the East Coast.MicroCorp will also expand its portfolio by signing a strategic partnership agreement with...

Channel Ethics: Part V

Recently, I learned that a Channel Manager is also an Agent. I asked him about it and his reply: Who better to manage agents than an agent. It makes sense on the surface (like partison). And it is not uncommon....

Stranded Assets

Last week, FISPA had a skype video call with the FCC. The first part was with Lisa Gelb of the Wireline Competition Bureau. She gave us a perspective on the Decline of the PSTN. There has been a 34% decline...

The Telco Customer Experience

There has been some buzz on twitter about the telcos working on bettering the customer experience. Despite JD Powers awards, the average customer is not happy.Those that are still on Telco 1.0 with POTS and DSL do not have a special relationship. And...

TNCI Files BK

The reseller that spent so much effort trying to sign agents up for its Equity Plan - cash out when TNCI sells out - went south today by filing for bankruptcy. TNCI owes $10 million dollars to its wholesale carriers...

MVNO and Name Changes

Here at COMPTEL there have been some announcements. The big one is that Sprint has signed up two new MVNO’s - XO and Easton Telecom. Easton Telecom is a reseller CLEC that has contracts with 100+ carriers (according to its...

Alteva Acquired by WVT

Warwick Valley Telephone announced that it is acquiring Hosted UC firm out of Philadelphis, Alteva for cash and stock valued at $17 million - $10M upfront. “At closing the Company will enter into employment agreements with certain of Alteva’s key...
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