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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...

Tidbits This Week 7-12-11

Masery was bought by ABRY Partners. No word on AboveNet yet.A group of tech companies - including RIM, Google, Microsoft, EMC, Sony, Ericcson - bought the Nortel patents for $4.5B.Top ISP's - AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, TWC and others - have...

Dimension Data Makes a Move

I learned about Dimension Data a VoiceCon event. They had an interesting booth. They are a South African company doing more than $4B in revenue as a global VAR for Cisco, Microsoft, McAfee, TEM, HP, EMC, VMWare, Blue Coat and more. I didn't know...

GoDaddy for $2B?

The WHIR is reporting that private equity firms, KKR and Silver Lake Partners, are buying GoDaddy for $2B. Late last year, the rumor was that Bob Parsons, CEO of the well-known hosting company, was looking for $1 billion based on the...

Is this a Master Agent Dilemma?

From the carrier side, Channel executives are looking to the VAR space for growth? Why is that? Has the Agent contribution to channel revenue hit a plateau?At dinner last night, I was talking about the magic number of a tribe....

And So the Bankers Cheer

Intermedia is a hosted Exchange company that ventured into hosted VoIP. That venture landed them an LOI (letter of intent to buy) from a private equity firm. On the heels of that, Intermedia decided to grab Zlago to bolster the...

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...

Top 3 Things Affecting Your Agency

Your telecom agency has seen some changes over the last 10 years for certain, but the industry is in another state of change. What three things can affect your Agency?1. Commission changes. They happen often, even without M&A.2. Your biggest...

Crazy News Tidbits

“The U.S. Postal Service continues to hemorrhage money, posting a net loss of $747 million in April, and an accumulated net loss of $3.3 billion in the first seven months of its fiscal year.” [BtoB] That’s crazy! It is time...

TDCloud Joins the Fray

We have seen the hardware distributors moving into the cloud space. We saw that SYNNEX launched Cloud SolvUC as a unified communications play. According to the PR, the first nationwide cloud UC product. Umm, just from that marketing spin alone,...

InterOp 2011 in Vegas

Sungard booth at InterOp. With all the Cloud talk I thought more than just Rackspace and Sungard woul dbe here. InterOp is all about the racks ;) ...

CenturyLink Buys Savvis

It hasn't even finished swallowing Qwest and CenturyLink makes a deal to buy Savvis for $2.5B plus the assumption of $700M in debt. From the press release, "With the addition of Savvis, CenturyLink will achieve global scale as a managed...

The Inexpensive Cloud

Image via Wikipedia Amazon Web Services including EC2 is down today. When Gmail has any failure my twitter stream goes nuts. Facebook collapses often. There is one thing people should keep in mind: Building Resiliency and Survivability into a...

Call Us Customer Experience

During our second conversation with Dean Parker, CEO of Callis, we talk about the exciting things happening at this Mobile, Alabama based Cloud Communications company, including the hiring of a new CTO from Deltacom and the release of a new cloud...

A Failure to Communicate

In the Agent space, many non-telco vendors (like Conferencing and Hosted PBX providers) have tried to get traction. Sales traction from this independent sales force. It isn't going well.Agents (and VAR's) spend about 80-99% of the work week in the...

One Quick Note About Cloud

I keep reading all these projections for Cloud and I have to wonder: Has everyone forgotten that a good portion of this used to be Hosting? Shared Hosting; Managed Hosting; Dedicated Server; Collocation; Digital Hands. This isn't new. Plus it...

VARs are Replacing Agents

In an article in Channel Partners magazine, Master Agents discuss how all their future growth will come from VAR's. Carriers are chasing VAR's for any growth in Channel numbers. Where does that leave the Agents?Well, Agents can partner with VAR's...

A VAR's View from the Cloud

Great conversation with Dan Williams of Xspedeus, a VAR (value-added reseller) who was demonstrating his white label VoIP service at SMB Nation in Vegas.  We talk about picking a cloud provider. Give it a listen....

Thoughts on Deploying Cloud

In this 13 minute interview with Dale Frohman of The Frohman Group , we discuss Cloud Deployment in the business.Deployment of Cloud services is much easier in the small business space (under 100 employees), because typically this is not a...

VAR's in the Cloud with HyperOffice

A podcast interview with Farzin Arsanjani, President of HyperOffice, discussing the opportunity for VAR’s in the Cloud. HyperOffice is a SAAS provider that recently released a white paper that focuses on reseller opportunities in cloud messaging and collaboration, one of...

My EarthLink Strategy

When I analyze the four CLEC components of the new EarthLink Business, I wonder what Atlanta will do with it. Deltacom had a huge fiber network (IFN) that essentially went under-utilized. In my experience, many employees did not know...

ATTB2B

This is what Ma Bell is pushing through sales channels: ·         Hosting & Cloud Services·         Application Services for Small Business·         Mobile Applications·         Small Business Bundles·         Unified CommunicationsNotice what is missing?  Internet Access, Voice, WAN. Welcome to the end of the PSTN....

The Emergence of Cloud Telephony

So my panel this morning on Trends and Future of VoiP/Telco 2.0: the Emergence of Cloud Telephony with Cbeyond and Dialogic was standing room only. The slide deck is here:ITEXPO-East-2011-Emergence of Cloud Telephony.We discussed the trend of SMB to move...

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...

VZ Buys Terremark for $1.4B

I was shocked last night when I read that VZ had purchased Terremark for $1.4B. It reminded me of MCI Worldcom buying Intermedia just to acquire the Digex assets. It really is all about Cloud these days! Rackspace and...
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