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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...

FCC Gets to Work on Cramming (and more)

The FCC is working on the ATT-T-Mobile merger. The FCC is still monitoring Broadband and the Media. Looming over the Agency is the issue of Inter-Carrier Compensation, which Google weighed in on today by saying that the Tail is Wagging...

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...

Telecom Debt

It’s amazing how much debt there is in telecom.AT&T and its assorted subsidiaries owe $65B.According to Zacks, “the Debt to Asset ratio shows the proportion of a company’s assets that are financed through debt. If the ratio is greater than...

Losses and Growth

The only thing really growing is debt.Clearwire grew revenue but also its losses.PAETEC finished swallowing CavTel to get to ~$2B in revenue but with losses. And with just 54,000 business customers. (Cbeyond has more than 58,000). Margins are 18.4% according...

So Clearwire is Still Doing Retail

Yesterday, I noticed that Clearwire has a corporate store in the International Mall. It sells just 4G data options - not even Sprint services too.  I thought Clearwire was supposed to just stick to wholesale for their investors?  And...

Consumer Telecom Dropping

With the latest quarterly financial reporting in, one item stands out: CenturyLink, Qwest, Windstream and EarthLink are all experiencing consumer decline.“CenturyLink Inc and Qwest Communications International Inc both posted quarterly revenue declines in what is expected to be their last...

The Future of Bell DSL

AT&T announced that they “nearly” hit 3 million U-Verse TV customers. In comparison, Bell added 2.8M new wireless customers in the 4th quarter and sold 4.1 million iPhones´╗┐. Bell has 95M wireless subscribers. [see PDF]. Wireless ARPU is $62.88. Total...

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%...

Debt and Finances

I'll readily admit that I am not a financial wizard. I am risk adverse and think that playing the stock market is like a casino (the deck is stacked against you). Then I read The Big Short by Michael Lewis...

The Numbers Don't Add Up

When Net Neutrality folks say we need competition, I laugh. Never gonna happen. Why? Competition that is just too big and powerful (for now).When Agents cry about the ILEC Channel programs, I shake my head because it has been about...

Pouring Billions

The WSJ has an article titled, "AT&T, Verizon Still Pouring Billions Into Mobile Networks". It notes that cellcos have already spent billions upgrading their networks to 2.5G and 3G -- and now will spend billions more on 4G.In addition, both companies...

Windstream Buys ICP

 Thanks to the Arkansas Democratic Gazette for the chart. Despite a big drop in earnings and revenue for the first quarter 2009, Windstream still managed to buy some more lines and customers by snatching up D&E Comm. D&E Communications is...

Bright House Digital Experience

Our house has been a Bright House Road Runner customer for almost 12 years. And a DISH Network customer for 10. The DVR is dying on the DISH and DISH wants me to pay full price to replace it. Um,...

Compare the RBOC Profit

There are only 3 RBOC's left: AT&T, Verizon and Qwest. In the new Fortune 500 listing, telecom has 21 companies listed. The top 2: Ma and Pa Bell. AT&T has revenue of $124B. VZ is $97B. Profit for AT&T is...

Are You Still an ILEC Agent?

This from Telephony online and the Convergence Consulting Group: The latest in an annual study of the bundled services market shows US telecom service providers are losing wireline voice customers at a faster pace and being transformed in the process...

Sign of the Times

When Sprint chose Dan Hesse to be CEO in 2007, I was against it. He was a Bell-head who had huge opportunity at Embarq that he wasted. What do I mean? Sprint announced its intention to spin-off its wireline business...

LTE and WiMax in 2010

It must be confusing to the consumer: 3G, 4G, CDMA, GSM, EVDO, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, LTE. I'm in the Industry but I notice when people confuse the terms. (Seems often like everything is inter-changeable). Clearwire will be rolling out WiMax for...

Level3 Board Selling Shares

In an article in Tulsa World, Level3 CEO Jim Crowe, Vice Chairman Miller, CLO Stortz, and CFO Patel all sold shares of Level3 for about $0.70.  Each still holds over a million shares. (Crowe owns 8.9M shares)....

Level3 Profits

L3 released 4Q08 numbers last week. Remember at Christmas, rumors swirled about a possible bankruptcy. Now it rings up a profit.Level 3 Communications has recorded its first quarterly profit in six years for the fourth quarter of 2008. The operator...

Level3 Financial Update

Following this story and my own, a couple of master agents called me to get an opinion on the viability of Level3 and if I thought that they would file BK. My response was that I didn't think it was...
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