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As the Telecom World Spins

It is happening so fast. Here's this week in M&A: FPL Fibernet got bought by Crown Castle Still have the Verizon-XO merger comingtoo. Rumor that Windstream is looking to buy Earthlink Onvoy is getting Inteliquent Broadsoft took VoIP Logic...

CenturyLink Buying Level3: Dumb Idea

The rumor on Friday turned out to be true: CenturyLink is buying Level3. CenturyLink has its roots in the RLEC business. It has acquired a number of smaller RLECs throughout the years including VZ and GTE assets. In 2002,...

Rumor: Level3 to Merge with CenturyLink

This was the big rumor yesterday that the Wall Street Journal started. There was speculation back in July about Level3 being up for sale. There even was the rumor that Comcast was going to buy L3. Level3 has a...

The Cyber-Security Threat

If you have read most of my blogs, you know that I am critical of speakers, especially keynotes. Usually it is a commercial, an advertisement for the company they work for, which is total crap. Who wants to sit...

National Harbor: In the Bubble

More than one person mentioned how National Harbor looks like a town in a bubble or a movie set. As the CPEv show wraps up, here are highlights. It wasn't UCaaS after UCaaS after UCaaS. It was broken up....

The Last CLEC Pivot

There were a number of big CLECs (over $500M in revenue) just 6 years ago - PAETEC, Windstream, Qwest, Cbeyond, XO, Level3, Global Crossing, TW Telecom, EarthLink, AboveNet, Zayo, and TelePacific. By 2012, half were gone, swallowed up by...

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...

Channel Partner Take-aways from CVX

Channel Vision Expo is collocated with ITEXPO. This year MSP Expo was also collocated and Microcorp's Partner learning experience was down the street. (Telarus had an event the week before and Metro Connect for carrier execs was in Miami...

Some Companies Are Doing Well, Some Not

The quarterly revenue numbers are coming in with some companies doing well, some notsomuch. The cablecos are doing well. The top 4 (public) MSOs - Comcast, TWC, Charter, Cablevision - "these four companies alone accounted for about 22% ($8.8...

The Show Wrap-up

At the channel show in Boston, one thing seemed to be missing: the channel partners. The usual players were there but for the most part, everyone was asking where the agents were. The East coast show is all cloud...

Tidbits and Interesting Things Part 140

Some interesting services around the sector. ADTRAN has field services that ITSP's can hire to perform site surveys and install Hosted VoIP deployments. (No idea about cabling, but that seems to be an issue for national providers. Local or...

Managed Security Portfolios Grow

In the wake of so much hacking, security concerns are starting to show up in the offerings from a number of providers. As Trustwave claims, "Threats are growing more hostile. Budgets are tight. Skills are at a premium. And...

Level3 Channel Chief Steps Down

A memo went out to channel partners this evening from Karl Strohmeyer, GVP, NA Enterprise Sales at Level(3) that Mike Jerich was leaving L3. "Partners: It is with mixed feelings that I announce Mike Jerich is leaving Level 3 to...

One Deal And One Bullhorn

UNSI has been in the news lately. It was originally American Broadband, reselling DSL nationally. Then it changed its name to United Network Services, Inc. and became a facilities-based carrier, with 18 Points of Presence (PoPs) and interconnections (and NNIs)...

No Need to Be a CLEC

Up until the FCC's test plan today, VoIP Providers had to rely on CLEC's to get phone numbers. "The FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on direct access to telephone numbers for VoIP providers, a process that...

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...

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,...

An Agent's take on Level3

"Telecom is no stranger to change." Moreso today than ever, huh? Yesterday, Chris Palermo of GCN, a telecom brokerage firm, was on a panel with Level3 discussing the Global Crossing-Level3 integration at Microcorp's One-on-One event.Palermo gave some advice to agents...

The Fall of the CLECs

With the T1 market being overrun by the cable companies, CLEC's are struggling to find footing. They need to go cloud, but are struggling. It is times like this when they wish they had a brand. Branding would help them...

7.5 Things Affecting the Channel

There have been some changes in the Channel. Agents need to pay attention because this will result in even more changes in the Channel! Windstream laid off their Channel Chief, Dan Sterling. Windstream has been trimming the management fat this...

What's Up With Level3?

What's up with Level3? Not its income or free cash flow. (But its long term debt is up to $8.426B). The acquisition of Global Crossing was going to fix all of that - or so they said. The brains behind...

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...

Level3 2012 Channel Strategy

So here is the new strategy for the Channel for Level3.“Late 2011 was a busy time for the Level 3 Indirect Channel. Our first priority after the acquisition closed was to determine a partner program structure that best supports...

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...

Juniper, TWC Have a Bad Day

TW Cable had a nationwide outage this morning as reported on twitter and TheVerge. Internet slowdowns and outages were still being reported by Noon Eastern time.According to the NANOG chatterbox, Level3 & TWC are having the same problem: it appears...
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