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How Broken is Telecom? (This is a Rant)

It started as just 1 problem, but I ended up writing about 3 messes. I try really hard to avoid cablecos. They don't like the Channel; they don't like wholesale. It seems that direct sales reps can get pricing...

The Beginning of 2017

Wired has two articles about Amazon becoming an ISP; and Google FB Amazon taking over for the telcos. "Put it all together and you can see a day when you're watching content that Google produced disseminated via infrastructure that...

Telecom Tidbits #2442

TDS made an acquisition. "TDS Broadband Service LLC, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., and operated by TDS Telecom (TDS), announces the signed purchase agreement for InterLinx Communications LLC and its subsidiary Tonaquint Networks LLC in Southern...

The InterWebs are Down!

The last couple of weeks have been very trying. Level3 had a VoIP network outage. The last two days have been DDOS attacks against DYN and others has left many sites unreachable (like Twitter, Reddit and others). Krebs experienced...

20 Years and what?

So we are at the 20 year anniversary of the Telecom Act of 1996. So many companies have come and gone. So many billions have been invested. And yet the largest telecom providers are Comcast, AT&T and Verizon. Lots...

And Start the New Year Now (Tidbits # 2427)

ITEXPO is in Ft Lauderdale in 20 days. Will you be there? Our ITEXPO panel on Open Source for Service Providers will be using Dialogic's study, which is examined in this blog post by Jim Machi of Dialogic. Some...

End of Year News Tidbits (Part 2425)

As we end this year, there has been a flurry of "news". Sprint gave its employees layoffs for the holidays. Despite the cash from Softbank, Sprint is losing ground to T-Mobile and has little hope of catching up to...

A Couple of Things

While at the ITEXPO in Anaheim, I wanted to share a few things that happened. Birch bought some of Sage Telecom's customers. From the Sage page, it looks like Residential base but there are probably some small business too....

The Broadband Competition Problem

Big discussion over at AVC on Fred Wilson's blog post about the lack of broadband competition. After the broadband report came out, this apparently was a shock to some: "Today, nearly 40 percent of American households either do not...

One Way to Privately Differentiate

The FCC recently ruled that phone companies CAN block robocalls - all types - if a customer requests it. Did you know that there was an FTC Robocall Challenge in 2013. (Thanks to M. Leblanc for filling me in.)...

Different Ways to Skin a Cat

Most companies in the telecom sector just copy what other companies do. Before 2003 though, ISPs were primarily small businesses providing dial-up and then DSL to mainly residential markets in the US. Post 2003, it became a game for...

Phones and TV Are Disappearing

During a CEO Exchange at the FISPA Live event last week, the discussion among the CEOs turned to TV service. Many in the room were primarily residential ISPs or CLECs, all of whom offered Internet. The discussion was about...

3 Cable Stories That Are Good Reads

As I wrote previously, our industry hasn't really applied the technology that we push on our customers. Don't you ever wonder Why Your Cable Company Doesn't Always Know If Your New Address Gets Service? One reason is simple data...

2 Items About Open Internet

Like Global Warming is a lousy label for Climate Change, Net Neutrality is a lousy label for Open Internet. But then Open Internet is not so great either. However, the reality remains that the general public -- and denizens...

The Telecom INC5000

The 2014 INC5000 list is out - with 134 companies in telecom (including clients). VoIP Callis (now owned by C Spire) ($11M), Telesphere ($32M), Simple Signal ($11M), VoIP Innovations ($10M), Star2Star ($33M), iCore Networks ($46M, VoIP white label), Phone.com...

The Mammoth Model

I received the rather sporadic newsletter from Mammoth Networks today. While reading it, I noticed that the evolution of Mammoth is very similar to many other ISPs. "Like most early adopters of broadband, Mammoth Networks started with DSL as...

The Snowden Effect on US Cloud Sales

There are a couple of articles on Telecom Ramblings (here and here) about the Snowden effect on US cloud and network hardware sales. On the one hand, a US company losing a big contract in Europe is a bad...

Netflix is Insight into VoIP Quality

Netflix has an ISP rating to let consumers know how ISPs are doing delivering Netflix streaming video. Netflix is involved in a fight for the last mile with the largest ISPs in the US, especially Comcast and Verizon FiOS....

More Big M&A Deals Announced

TWC is being bought by Comcast - with Charter taking some pieces of that $45 Billion deal. This would make Comcast - already the biggest ISP and TV provider - even bigger and more powerful. While TWC is not...

ISPs and Content

Your top MSO's are also your biggest ISPs. Your top MSO's are already in the content arena with the TV stations they own (mainly sports stations, but Bright House owns news stations and Comcast owns NBCU!) Comcast is effectively...

Noction Gets Knocked Out

Noction's let its US sales force go this week. This intelligent routing company recently hired two sales people but the money men expected more sales by now in the US and pulled the plug. There is a single representative...

Net Neutrality Loses

As expected Verizon won, "the DC circuit, in which the appeals court struck down the FCC's net neutrality rules because the the FCC had no mandate under the rules it used to issue that ruling." TechDirt has a good...

Fill 'Er Up

Many business models are at odds with the customer wishes. Airlines want full planes. Customers don't want to be sardines and have bags checked for them.Consumers hope that not everyone is using the Internet at 8 PM. The ISPs need...

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...

How Good is BYOB VoIP?

One of my coaching clients has had some issues with BYOB (bring your own broadband) ITSP's (VoIP providers) over the last couple of months. I have too. My Aastra IP phone died and I moved to an ATA, which has...
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