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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....

Where Are We Now? Ode to the Agent

After the news hit (for some on Friday night, for the rest on Monday morning about ScanSource buying Intelisys), where does that leave everyone? That has been the big question on everyone's mind. Do the sub-agents get screwed in...

Well it Finally Happened!

In recent weeks, I have been writing (here and here) about the soon to happen collision of VAD and Master Agency? Well it happened on Friday night. ScanSource is a $3.2 Billion dollar distributor of hardware and software. (A...

Mergers Culture and Brands

There have been a lot of mergers in telecom in the last few years (and more coming). What is it like when the ink dries on the letter of intent? What do the business executives have to think about...

What It Means to Master an Agency

After rumors swirled at CP Expo in Vegas in March, the announcement is finally here: Sandler Partners is acquiring X4. This will create an entity that is doing $65M in revenue, referenced as second only to one master agency....

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...

OMG! More M&A

As if we have already digested the Microsoft-LinkedIn $26B deal, there is more activity. BTW, one thing noted about the MS-LI deal is that: "LinkedIn was way cheaper at $59 per registered member than buying Facebook for $329+ per...

A Short Set of Things that Happened

Why is GTT not announcing their purchase of RealLinx? They acquired this company over 2 weeks ago for a $13M. [source] Apparently, some of RealLinx is running Hypercom. Samsung acquires Joyent. "The Joyent team pioneered public cloud computing (and...

LinkedIn to Join the Microsoft Suite

Let's start Monday with some small transactions. First up, Blue Coat is selling itself to Symantec for $4.65 Billion. The cyber-security software company was going to go public via an IPO, but chose the private sale route, which seemed...

Tidbits #2438

Data Center, M&A, BK, Innovation, UCAAS and more in this episode of Tidbits. Sendhub,a business SMS provider that raised $10M, was acquired by Cameo Global, a global managed IT shop that does some contact center work. Salesforce's leadership position...

Another UCaaS Acquisition

Last week I reported some M&A here. The M&A Train keeps running. Broadsoft has bought another company. No more internal innovation (still no Slack or Skype integration either!), just inorganic moves - Transera, Lenoid and PBXL. This time BSFT...

MSP Tidbits (#2437)

The MSP (managed service provider) sector is set for growth as IT becomes more vital to a business - and the vastness of the IT umbrella overwhelms both the IT department and business owners. Last year, HP broke up...

Windstream Complains About XO-VZ Deal

Windstream (and a couple other telcos) is complaining about the acquisition of XO by Verizon. "About 50 percent of the Ethernet circuits Windstream buys from XO, or about 32 percent of its Ethernet expense with XO is provisioned as...

It is Nice that Acquires inContact

Israeli software company Nice Systems said it would acquire inContact on Wednesday morning for about $940 million. Another Billion dollar deal in the UC&C space. (PGi got picked off by private equity for a billion late last year.) inContact...

GoDaddy Buys Some Voice

In a surprise move, GoDaddy is acquiring FreedomVoice of Greater San Diego, a former client and employer, for $42M plus $5M more for milestones. The CEO and his wife have been building it to sell since 2012. GoDaddy is...

Telecom Tidbits #2435

A lot going on (especially with M&A). The FCC approved the Charter-TWC-BHN merger, despite being fined for blocking third-party modems. Frontier says that the 30K people affected by the transition (and who still have issues) will get credits and...

Telecom Tidbits (Part 2433)

You work in Tech. Everyday is a front row seat to amazing. Right? A pretty good primer on SDN from BI in 2012! Charter Bid Approved! Only condition, NewCharterCo can't have data caps for 7 years. Big deal. In...

Musings on the Polycom Deal

So MITEL is getting bigger by buying Polycom. It had been rumored for weeks and now finally hits the news. I wonder if Polycom saw the writing on the wall that the battle is going to come down to...

Rural Acquisitions Happen Too

What if you were a company that long ago was created to be a volume buying group for RLECs and owned by a bunch of IOCs? Then time passes and long distance minutes are declining. The FCC mandates that...

This Might Be Big

As I mentioned after Vegas, MITEL is buying Polycom for almost $2B according to Reuters. Polycom brand to be retained, but the execs at Polycom lost this battle. CEO and CFO of MITEL stay in roles and the combined...

Can You Say More M&A?

I think I left off with this week with CenturyLink buying NetAura. There's more. Have not heard this brand in a while: BROCADE. Where have they been? I guess they needed to make some noise, so they are buying...

The M&A Train Rolls Along

In the UCaaS space, "Fusion has completed the acquisition of the intellectual property and assets of Technology for Business Corporation (TFB), a provider of contact center solutions," reports Channel Vision magazine. In a different kind of merger, Genuity Networks...

Telecom Tidbits (Part 2431)

On Friday (April 1), Frontier takes over Verizon's territory in Florida, Cali and Texas. "The $10.5 billion acquisition is a big move for Frontier.... The company's current workforce of 19,200 will increase to about 29,200 and its customer base...

What Happens in Vegas

At the Channel Partners Expo in Vegas, rumors are running wild. Metaswitch-Genband being settled in patent court. Polycom-Mitel cuz money. Another Broadsoft client gets bought. MagicJack (yes, magicjack) decides to over-bid in order to not be the bridesmaid again....

2 Reasons It is Hard to Sell UC

Despite the numerous UC providers crowding the marketplace, the actual sales of UC seats is not skyrocketing. Companies with 25% growth like 8x8, number in the dozens, not in the hundreds. For some, it is a focus-message mess. They...
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