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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,...

Nutty News Monday

The list of the worst CEO's of 2012 is out. How is it possible that there are no telecom CEO's on that list?FiberLight is planting another 4,500 miles of dark fiber in Texas. Look out Alpheus. Women in the Channel...

Last Merger of 2012 - Maybe

Sidera is merging with Lightower - to compete more effectively with the RBOCs, according to IBT.The merger is being done by Berkshire Partners, a VC firm with no connection to Bershire Hathaway. It is a $2.2B deal. Both Lightower and...

2 Small Acquisitions

Zayo just can't help themselves. Zayo is spending $22 million to acquire Litecast/Balticore, LLC. "Litecast owns and operates the leading Baltimore metropolitan fiber network, connecting over 110 on-net buildings, including all of the city's major data centers and carrier hotel...

AT&T's Big Investment

AT&T announced that it would spend $14 Billion dollars on wireless and wireline networks over the next three years. What a bunch of hoopla over not much. AT&T already spends between $7B and $9B annually on its wireless network. The...

Being Choosy is Being Profitable

There was a lot of talk about Insurance in this political season. Insurance companies decide who they will cover. For example, in Florida, insurance companies decide who they will offer a home owners' policy. In Healthcare, the insurance company decides,...

The Spoken Word

I gave it a shot at podcasting some of the news tidbits. It's 5 minutes. Let me know what you think. Thanks! Alpheus is going from wholesale to Enterprise. They are going to put their 7 data centers to good...

Zayo Grabs First

First Communications came to my attention as a long distance company a few years ago. Since then it has sold off its LD business and focused on its regional fiber business. Zayo is going to acquire First Comm. for $110M....

Good News from CenturyLink Channel

Sat in on the CenturyLink Channel Alliance - Get back in the Game Roadshow in Tampa this morning. It was nice to see Stacy Conrad from Microcorp; Josh Anderson and his co-workers from Telephony Partners; Dale Tucker from CCA;...

The Sales SWAT Team

Zayo Group announced the formation of a dedicated team focused on Small Cell and Fiber to the Tower (FTT) initiative (in this press release). That's a good idea. In fact, when RAD-INFO INC is consulting on mergers between TDM companies...

Tidbits About the GC-L3 Combo

I sat through a 65 slide presentation from Level3 about the integration of Global Crossing. The stats are nice for trivia night. Maybe someday CVX will hold a Telecom Jeopardy so I can use this trivia to win prizes. Level3...

Fiber and Data Centers

For fiber today, it is all about 3 things: exclusive route, low-latency and data center access.We see a number of fiber operators talking about low latency routes now, something that AboveNet was already capitalizing on - that and its unique...

Zayo Buys AboveNet

It was a big surprise this morning to hear that Zayo bought AboveNet for $2.2B. My first thought was "Where did Zayo get the money?" I mean, the Dealbook writes, "As of Dec. 31, Zayo had about $25.9 million in...

A Brief View of Integra Telecom

I interviewed Integra in Austin last year. Like quite a few interviews I do, I just can't find the time to write up the blog. It may seem like I do this blogging thing full time, but my bills...

360, OpenRange and Hosting.com

It looks like Zayo Group is going to buy 360 Networks. Back in May, Zayo and 360 entered into a long-term dark fiber deal that must have set off talks of an acquisition. (It explains why 360 was too busy...

A Couple of M&A Items

It seems that Apple put in a bid for Dropbox for $800M (for $100M in revenue). But Dropbox decided to get another round of funds and think IPO instead. [BusinessInsider]Cablevision will resell Sprint wireless service through its Optimum Business unit....

Are They Reading from the Same Playbook?

Are Windstream and CenturyLink reading from the same script? CenturyTel built up a wireline base from Embarq, Verizon (2001-2002), and Madison River. In 2003 to 2005, C-Tel bought fiber networks - Digital Teleport (which became LightCore), MFON and KMC. Then...

Ethernet is Spreading

So many notices this week about Ethernet. It’s the preferred protocol for most businesses. (No one wants to buy a DS3 card and configure it, I guess). Ethernet is becoming more and more available as the delivery protocol for Internet...

The Number from Above(Net)

Here is AboveNet CEO Bill LaPerch presenting the business numbers to the channel partners at their private event at the CP Expo in Vegas this week. AboveNet has some interesting numbers:2400 lit buildings including 450 data centers1400 customers, most...

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...

Did EarthLink Goof on Branding?

Yesterday when I was speaking to a client, I mentioned that new Edge Networks merged with Deltacom to become EarthLink Business. The confused look on his face was not unexpected. Again this morning when discussing the new name, EarthLink is...

3 New Acquisitions

PAETEC subsidiary Paetec Software Corporation, bought Formula Telecom Solutions Inc. for $13 million in cash, according to this release. PAETEC is just buying the billing platform it has used for over ten years. Makes sense. And $13M for a BSS...

Accolades

Since some folks think I don’t post any positive stuff, today’s post is filled with accolades. Here are some companies that deserve a gold star.For the sixth consecutive year VoIP Supply has been named one of the Top 100 Private...

My Take on Stocks

So “BroadSoft Inc.(BSFT) shares climbed 43% after the voice-enabling software company reported third-quarter earnings that exceeded estimates,” according to MarketWatch. Total revenue increased 22% year-to-year to $22.3 million; up 13% from the second quarter of 2010. License revenue increased 27%...

Want to Buy Some Florida Fiber?

Over on Telecom Ramblings, Rob Powell talks about how metro fiber assets are for sale. In Florida, we have some smaller fiber players.One such player started asTruWave Networks. TruWave was financed by $25M in investor cash and run by former...
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