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Will Broadview Help Windstream?

In this CRN interview** with Austin Herrington, senior director of product management at Windstream, the strategy is laid out. Was it just October that Windstream let its small business customers go? At that time didn't they tell the partner...

After Show Tidbits (Part 2453)

Item 1: Deloitte acquired most of the assets of Day1 Solutions Inc., a cloud consulting firm to provide deeper cloud expertise. CIO Magazine explains, "Deloitte needs Day1 for the same reason Accenture needs Genfour, Genpact needs Rage Frameworks and...

Windstream Bites Again

Windstream just finished the paperwork on closing EarthLink. Now they are buying Broadview Networks in an all cash deal for $227M, of which $161M is to pay debt. [WIND gets $183M in NOLs though and 4.6x 2016 OIBDA, for...

Telecom Tidbits (Part 2452)

Coming at you from the Channel show in Vegas, where TelePacific reveals its new brand as TPX Communications. Tele and Pacific didn't fit a managed services provider with a nationwide reach. TPX is more interested in selling UCaaS, managed...

Is Amazon Going to Buy Vonage?

Amazon rolled out Chime, a Webex and GoToMeeting knock-off with Vonage as its partner for consumers and small biz. It turns out that Level3 is the partner for enterprise. At EC17, Amazon launched a self-serve cloud contact center. (Once...

A Lesson from Pharma?

This morning Pershing Square Holdings Ltd.'s head, "Bill Ackman "deeply and profoundly" apologized for his investment in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., a "huge mistake" that cost his firm $4 billion," in a letter to investors. Valeant stock is off...

M&A Update (#2448)

So many transactions. Companies are being bought and sold like a game of Go Fish. Avaya sold its networking business to Extreme Networks for a paltry $100M (It is about $200M in revenue). That $100M does not make a...

Yes, Fonality, I am Skeptical (of the VoIP Sector)

Apparently, one slightly snarky tweet and a single line item in Tidbits - "A head scratcher: Fonality got bought by Netfortis. Asterisk and Genband." - was annoying to the provider being acquired. I spoke to five people in the...

Telecom Tidbits #2446

According to Lookout Security, "More than six million user accounts and personal records were breached in January alone. Nine major companies were compromised, including Sanrio, the owners of the Hello Kitty brand; Supercell, a popular mobile gaming company; and...

Telecom Tidbits (part # 2445)

An interesting find: There is a CIO survey which finds Microsoft Azure will overtake Amazon AWS for Infrastructure as a Service (from July 2016). Microsoft has been far behind AWS but then they started later too. This study shows...

The Cost of Competition

As the new FCC enters a pro-Big Boy era (again), competition will not be a word we will hear often. Consolidation is making it hard to find more than one carrier in a building. - or a territory. The...

Verizon Now Courting Cable

Is it because the top 3 cable companies are launching an MVNO business? Or is it because AT&T bought DirecTV and now TimeWarner? Or is it because last year Verizon had a net loss of 282,000 Broadband Customers? Why...

Cologix and Equinix Make Moves

The data center space is fluid right now. Cologix is up for sale according to Ramblings blog and WSJ. Chris Palermo, CEO of master agency Global Communication Networks said, "Cologix is a quality provider that has run an agent...

Advice for Partners for 2017 [podcast]

Jeff Ponts of Datatel; Emmett Tydings of AB&T Telecom; and Chris Palermo of GCN joined the podcast this week to talk about the M&A in the industry and what partners can do to mitigate risk in 2017. It has...

Fairpoint Merging!

Three pieces of news in the industry today. One involves Cisco Partner. [Presidio is filing for an IPO. MSPs rejoice. It could be valued at $3B.] One is a data center player. [Cologix, which I will cover in a...

The Next Two Revenue Streams

AT&T is buying TimeWarner. Verizon bought AOL and is buying Yahoo. Comcast invested $200M in BuzzFeed. AT&T and DISH are "partnering to acquire INVIDI Technologies. Ad agency WPP is also part of the deal, which gives AT&T a controlling...

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...

Talking Channel and Opportunity with TelAdvocate

On this podcast, Mike Boland of regional master agency, TelAdvocate, talks with me about the mergers and turmoil in our telecom industry. It isn't all doom and gloom. We do talk about where the bright spots and opportunity lies....

Tidbits #2441

Here are some interesting stories. The US presidential election is finally over. So is IPv4! GTT is buying Hibernia Networks for $590 million (mostly cash). Hibernia adds sub-sea assets to GTT's Tier 1 global network. This move also adds...

Channel Outlook in a Mega-Merger World

With all of the deals going on being a telecom partner is a nervous business. Why do I say that? Uncertainty is never good. Less choice is never good. Less competition is unhealthy for an industry. AT&T with its...

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...

Another Acquisition in VoIP

This M&A is in what I consider wholesale as the private equity firm that owns Onvoy, GTCR, is acquiring Inteliquent for about $800M, a 37% premium to Inteliquent's closing stock price. Interesting, $90M in revenue for $800M. Inteliquent was...

Broadsoft Goes Deep in White-Label

These acquisitions are coming faster than I can type!!! Sheesh! Broadsoft is buying VoIP Logic! This is ironic because when BSFT bought Intellinote and made a bunch of announcements about spreading BroadCloud and BroadBusiness, I remarked they should just...

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...
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