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On Mergers

"Not a single company that qualified as having made a sustained transformation ignited its leap with a big acquisition or merger. Moreover, comparison companies--those that failed to make a leap or, if they did, failed to sustain it--often tried...

Should Cisco Buy Level3?

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Is this article today on ARS, the writer, Cameron Kaine, is asking for Cisco CEO Chambers to step down. In the same article, the writer thinks that Cisco should spend its $45B in cash...

DISHing Up a Blockbuster

DISH Networks has bought Blockbuster video from bankruptcy for a bid of $320M, according to USA Today. DISH with 14 million satellite TV subscribers has rolled out Google TV enhancements and TV Everywhere, including on Android tablets. This purchase, if the...

Not So Shocking News

The FCC approved the merger of Comcast and NBCU (announcement pdf here) “with conditions and enforceable commitments”, whatever that means, since its enforcement history has been simply laughable in fostering any competition at all.“As part of the merger, Comcast-NBCU will...

I Cannot Keep Up. CBEY Maxes Cloud

Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading provider of IT and communications services to 55,000 small businesses across the country, today announced that it has acquired the assets of privately held MaximumASP and its affiliated companies, as well as the outstanding...

Geckotech Acquired by M5

M6 powered Geckotech out of Chicago was acquired by VoIP pioneer M5 Networks. M5 is based in New York City with offices in Chicago (at least in 2008 when I was working their).Geckotech made the 2009 and 2010 INC 5000...

A Few Days of News

The FCC has written a protectic order for Inter-Carrier Compensation finally! "Developing a Unified Inter-Carrier Compensation Regime, establishing just and reasonable rates, Connect America, high-cost universal Service Support and the National broadband Plan for Our Future. Adopted a Protective Order...

Knology Buys Sunflower

It's an MSO acquisition. Knology is a cable operator in 12 markets, including a section of Pinellas County, Florida. Knology announced it is pay $160M to acquire Sunflower Broadband, a Lawrence Kansas ISP infamous for bandwidth caps. From MultiChannel, "Knology has about...

Paetec acquiring Cavalier

PAETEC announced that it is merging with Cavalier Telephone this morning. The transaction is worth about $796M if I read between the lines correctly - $336M in debt and $460M in financing. So PAETEC gets about $800M in additional revenue...

Tele-Pacific Acquires Some O1

"TelePacific Communications, the largest CLEC providing integrated voice and data telecommunications services to the small and medium-sized business ("SMB") customer segment in California and Nevada, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the SMB customer base and network of O1...

MagicJack Merges With VocalTec

Rob Powell did some excellent reporting on this merger HERE.VocalTec Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq:VOCL) is the inventor of VOIP and the softphone. It's a patent house of about 30 patents. VocalTec just merged with YMAX.YMAX owns Stratus Telecommunications, which is a...

As Switch & Data Becomes Equinix

Equinix announced on May 4 that it completed its $683.4 Million acquisition of Switch and Data.What it didn't announce (yet) is that the channel program for Switch and Data has been shuttered. The employees were let go yesterday. Dany Bouchedid, CEO...

Can Copper Turn to Gold?

People ask me about the CenturyLink-Qwest merger. I'm still trying to get over the CTEL-Embarq merger. And wrapping my head around bigger is better when that has been proven to be a hoax recently (Too Big to Fail?) is causing...

What is With the FCC?

Julius Genachowski as Chairman of the FCC did a decent job on the framework of ideas that is called the National Broadband Plan. In it, he concluded that we would need 500 MHz of spectrum to make it happen. Notice...

Wild Wireless Winners

I didn't know that Carlos Slim owned Tracfone. I also didn't know that it was on VZW's network. WalMart is a large retail channel for Tracfone, joining forces in 4Q09 to offer a $30 per month no-contract plan that consists of...

GTT Balks on Acquiring GCI

Global Telecom & Technology, Inc., the acquirer of WBS Connect, announced today that it suspended its efforts to acquire certain customer assets from Global Capacity, Inc. Read the press release.According to the release, "On January 5, 2010, GTT announced that...

Chad Lives On

That annoying character, Chad, from the Alltel commercials lives on. (See his Facebook page here). This week Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI) completed its purchase of certain former Alltel wireless assets from VZW. The total purchase price was $223 million....

So HP Buys Palm

So we know wireless is essential for technology companies going into the future. And obviously HP thinks so because HP just announced that the acquisition of struggling Palm company for $1.2B!I know many folks that used the Treo as a PDA...

SalesForce.com Buys Jigsaw

SalesForce.com is approaching a $3B year. They took a small part of that to buy Jigsaw for $143M. Why? Steve Cadley is a SalesForce.com partner who helps businesses with sales performance via implementation of Miller Heiman process and SalesForce.com CRM...

Qwest Merging with CenturyLink

News reports this morning from NYTimes, BusinesWeek and MarketWatch have CenturyLink merging with Qwest in an all stock deal. Huh?!"The firms say the deal values Qwest at $22.4 billion, including $11.8 billion of assumed debt." [MW]"The combination creates a national, 173,000-mile...

Covad Acquiring MegaPath

Covad announced a merger with MegaPath today. That combines 2 of the 3 independent DSL transport players in the Industry. (The third would be EarthLink's New Edge Networks). Interestingly, MegaPath is a Covad customer. The combined entity will be owned by...

Comcast Buys NGT

Comcast goes deep into trunking and Hosted VoIP with the purchase of New Global Telecom (NGT). NGT has had a few business models. It started out as a wholesaler, providing the back-end softswitch for companies like AT&T and New Zealand...

Shouldn't It Be Profitable

During my interview with PAETEC's COO, E.J. Butler, at ITEXPO East last week, some of what we talked about was the Profitability Proforma. The Profitability Proforma is a toolkit for the PAETEC sales force to use to provide a price...

Mzima and PacketExchange Merge

The press release this morning about PacketExchange acquiring Mzima seems to be late because the Mzima website already has PacketExchange's logo on it.Mzima is a Force10 shop that resells other transit and transport networks with a managed services spin on...

New Sprint Rumor

Engadget has a rumor that Deutsche Telekom is eyeing Sprint Nextel for acquisition. There are a number of issues here:DT owns T-Mobile.T-Mobile is GSM and Sprint is iDEN and CDMA. Not much value in mixing that many signaling protocols. No...
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