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What to Do When Revenue is Flat?

If your revenue is flat, like it has been for cellular, triple-plays and other flat markets, what do you do? Well if you are an ILEC - like AT&T or C-Link - you raise fees. That's right. Just increase...

Lots of Questions About CLECs

At a CLEC event yesterday, many regional CLEcs were asking me about EarthLink, Windstream, the Comcast-TWC merger and Cbeyond. Will EarthLink get bought? It's a single billion dollar company that is slowly trying to become an MSP from years...

It's Good to Know Your VoIP Numbers

8x8 and RingCentral presented at the Needham conference last week. 8x8 has its investor prezo available for a look see (HERE). I wish RC and others did. Not just so I could examine the numbers in order to rank...

What Do the Numbers Look Like

Third quarter revenue numbers have been streaming out via press releases. Here's a look at some of them. Windstream's 3Q2013 numbers are declining. "Overall consumer service revenues were $324 million, a decrease of 3 percent from the same period...

Where's the Profit?

If you have been reading my blog long, you know that I find it amazing how many telecom companies have little real cash flow, income or profits. Well, Fred Wilson gave me a lesson in company value: "The lesson...

Fastest Way to Raise Revenue

If you want to raise revenue, what's the fastest way? Not cold calling for new customers. Upselling and cross-selling your current base will move the needle a little. But if you have a lot of subscribers the fastest way to...

What to Do About Dipping revenue and Profits?

These headlines are worrisome. Weaker-Than-Expected Channel Sales Impact CenturyLink tw telecom Revenue Grows, Profit Dips Windstream Profit Falls 22%, Business-Service Revenue Up Revenue is up, profit is down. But for others revenue is down. AT&T revenue is down 1.4...

A Look at Some Numbers

A look at the results from a few companies. EarthLink announced 2Q2013 Results: Revenues for 2Q2013 is $313.4 million, "which is net of $1.9 million of revenues reclassified to Discontinued Operations." CFO speak. Besides good revenue numbers, EarthLink made...

How Many VARs Are There Anyway

This is a LONG post. Kind of rambling. Sorry about that. But it does have some really good nuggets of info. Thanks for reading. Leave feedback. At the CompTIA meeting with the Telecom Advisory Council, the size of the VAR...

Level3's Storey

Level 3 has announced that Jeff Storey has been appointed by the Board of Directors to be Level 3's president and chief executive officer, effective yesterday. Jim Crowe is out as CEO.Is this a good move? Under Crowe in the...

Buying or Being Bought: Sprint

In March, Craig Moffett of Bernstein Research announced that Sprint would end up in bankruptcy. MSN reports, "After assigning a 50% likelihood in March that Sprint would end up in bankruptcy as it raced to build a national wireless network...

CenturyLink Merger Mania Does Add Up

"CenturyLink Inc.'s (CTL) second-quarter earnings fell 36% amid early-debt extinguishment and weaker margins, though the telecom company's revenue was boosted by an acquisition," writes the WSJ. "Revenue increased 4.7% to $4.61 billion, mostly as its Savvis acquisition added $278 million,...

It's Re-Fi Month

The CFO's must have seen the low mortgage rate that Mark Zuckerburg received and decided the capital markets were friendly.There is a lot of debt in telecom - some of it is refinanced for better terms, some to push the...

Cincinnati Bell to Spin Off Data Centers

Last week when asked, I said that I did not see Cincinnati Bell spinning off its data centers. One reason was that the ILEC would be left with a declining wireline business and debt, which was the reason that CinBell...

Why PR Is Important

On a call today talking about the value of different CLEC's and ILEC's and why some are trading so low and some so high. For the most part, it comes down to Wall Street's perception of the business. Actually, a...

T-Mobile Layoffs Called FCC's Fault

This makes me laugh. AT&T's SEVP for external and legislative affairs, Cicconi, wrote a post for AT&T's Public Policy blog last week that again attacked the FCC. AT&T blames any T-Mobile Layoffs on the FCC.Really?It's not the fault of T-Mobile...

It's a Mobile Monday

It's a mobile Monday as I get set to pack up to head to ITEXPO East 2012 in Miami Beach. Yahoo was being Yahoo this morning as it announced - in the same breath - that it has launched a...

Trouble at Vu

Got an email that VU dumped their entire sales force this week! The email went on “They are in dire financial trouble and their CEO is facing prison for insider trading for his sale of his stock as CEO of...

A Lesson From Netflix for You

Netflix lost 800K customers last quarter. In this article, Netflix explains that it made some errors in communication and branding. Netflix did a poor job of communicating the price increase to its customers. It did a poor job of explaining...

Letter to EMS Financial Customers

From: EMS Financial Services [mailto:admin@emsfinancialservices.com]Sent: December-03-11 6:17 PM Dear EMS Customers and Friends,You are undoubtedly aware of the difficult situation EMS finds itself in. However you may or may not be aware that a forensic examination of EMS accounts has...

L3 Sells Coal Mine

Not many people knew that Level3 owned a coal mining operation. It was sold off last week. I do not know if L3 still owns the software integration business. (I can't find any indications in the earnings reports.)According to the...

So Who is Going to Buy XO?

I got asked this question again today: Who is going to buy XO? I think we can almost all agree that Carl Icahn would like to sell his company.XO had 2010 revenue of $1.5 billion, only $8 million more than...

Business is Still Happening

Despite all the bad news, bad politics, financial collapse and more, at the end of the quarter business is still getting done. People are still buying stuff.For example, Juliana Kenny reports that Yahoo still hit earnings expectations even with firing their CEO.“The...

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...

The Banker Speaks

At Cloud Communications Summit at ITEXPO this week in Austin, Q Advisors a luncheon keynote. Q Advisors has been involved in quite a few M&A transactions this year with Cloud Comm companies. Micheal Quinn was the speaker. He said a...
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