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A Quick Look at Telco Revenues

A short take on telco revenues including Earthlink, Windstream, Frontier, Verizon and AT&T. Is it the price revenue squeeze on telecom? Or is it the revenue dip associated with cloud services that have a lower ARPU than TDM ARPU?...

Structural Separation via REIT Equals Zero Taxes

Windstream got the endorsement of the IRS to transfer their assets - copper and fiber plant - to a REIT and lease those assets back to the telecom corporation. In the process, Windstream will save a ton on taxes....

Things That May Interest You

There are a bunch of things that I want to comment on but just don't have the time. Yet they may be of interest to you. I did get to comment on the FCC's net neutrality ruling and the...

What's the Skinny on M6 and the TDM Transition?

Broadsoft acquired Genband's M6 platform in 2008. Six years later, there still isn't an upgrade path. I hear that it was declared end of life, but can't confirm that in writing. PingTone and GLOBALINX deployed BroadWorks alongside their M6...

4 Moves in January

Colocation provider, FiberMedia Group, combined with Bay Area Internet Services under the new name: vXchnge. BAIC was acquired by the Stephens Group, which also owns FiberMedia. FYI, a nice chart of the top retail colocation companies. Equinix is at...

Why Agents Should Be Pro-Copper

The IIA is the perfect example of an astroturf trade group funded by and for the ILECs. The IIA put together a study to show that copper maintenance is eating up funds that could be used to deploy fiber-based...

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...

The Case Around Copper

In this article in the Tampa Bay Times, it mentions the decline of copper lines. The number of U.S. phone lines peaked at 186 million in 2000. Since then, more than 100 million copper lines have already been disconnected, according...

Are the Telcos in Trouble?

It seems that the big cable coalition - Comcast, Cox, Cablevision, Charter, TWC and Bright House - are set to grab 15-20% of the small business market by the end of the year. This same clutch of companies also offer...

Replacing Copper With Gold

CenturyLink is in a race against time, according to both analyst Jeff Kagan and the Star Tribune. It isn't just the number 3 ILEC in the country experiencing a declining revenue stream from legacy copper. Fairpoint, Frontier, Windstream and...

Beware of Cable

On the one hand, you have the Top MSO's - Comcast, TWC, Cox, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House - taking market share rapidly, primarily due to its better broadband bargain and its willingness to build out fiber.On the other hand,...

The CLEC Space is Changing

The FCC has removed its rules against CLEC-Cable mergers. Right now the M&A department at Comcast, flush with cash, is picking out its next target. "Hey, Guys! Call me if you need help with valuations or choices!"Sprint and VZ and...

Birch Grabs Another Small CLEC

Birch is expanding in the Greater Tampa Bay market with its acquisition of Daystar. Birch recently completed its acquisition of AstroTel, who I was an agent for. Daystar was a facilities-based CLEC based just south of Sarasota, with a customer...

Verbal One Year Contracts

ATT has verbal one year contracts available. New service ordered within a few minutes for clients via an Authorized Solution Provider (agent). [This has to be for really simple stuff like POTS and DSL.]However, ATT doesn't send any TAC (terms)...

Strategy Matters

"When everyone is playing the same game, your execution is critical." - Seth Godin"the way you go to market, the structure of your offering, the model of your business--these are sufficient to cause you to lose, regardless of how you...

HT Picks Off Big Competitor

In many ways, Wavecom was as big a competitor to the incumbent carrier in Hawaii as Oceanic TWC. A facilities-based CLEC, an ISP, a wholesaler and a Hosted PBX player. That's four areas where it was a thorn in HT's...

What's Up With Private Line?

"Private lines are leased point-to-point circuits, which are used for a variety of applications including connecting enterprise locations and backhauling cell towers to mobile switching centers," according to Insight Research."The $39 billion US private line services market is expected to...

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....

The Incumbent Mindset

I'm heading to NYC next week to attend Seth Godin's seminar. It is always worth the trip to me. From his Domino Project newsletter today, a little insight:"It happens to just about every industry, from hard drives to furniture--the insurgents,...

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...

What Competition?

In this article about independent ISP's fading away, CenturyLink talks about competition of ILEC DSL - from cellular 3G/4G, muni Wi-Fi, and cable. There's also fixed wireless in some ares from independent ISP's, but that is mainly in areas without...

US Government Suing AT&T for Fraud

Is Fraud rampant at Ma Bell?ARS wrote an article titled, AT&T collected millions from taxpayers in fraudulent charges, US says. "AT&T improperly received millions of dollars from a government reimbursement fund by ignoring fraudulent use of the IP Relay call...

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...

USTelecom Wants Forbearance for all ILECs

We once fancifully debated if the ILEC's would LET the cablecos get ahead just so they could get out from under regulations. This was 2006. Apparently, that was the plan.USTelecom is an organization made up of ILEC's. The org has...

Has Verizon Stopped Repairing Copper?

Over and over, I am hearing that Verizon has given up on copper. From repair issues to DSL to stripping copper out when FiOS is installed, the story seems to point to VZ looking to forget its copper plant.in a...
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