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Sangoma Picks Up a Distributor

Sangoma Technologies Corporation is buying Buffalo-based VoIP Supply. VoIP Supply is a distributor of the hardware that goes with VoIP including phones, switches, headsets, et al. Apparently the privately help distributor "in fiscal 2018, will be accretive, will add...

Telecom Tidbits (Part 2459)

Some stats from 451 Research Enterprises buy a variety of computing services from public to private along with VPS, hosting and everything in between. "It's easier for enterprises to develop, test, operate and migrate workloads across hybrid architectures when...

2 Blockbuster Deals

The VADs (value added distributors) are feeling the pinch of the growth of cloud, SAAS, SD-WAN, managed services - amid the decline of laptops, PCs, hardware and software licensing. Last year, Tech Data negotiated to acquire Avnet Technology Solutions...

Merger Synergies and CX

Sonus is merging with GENBAND. Last year Sonus bought Taqua for $20M. The talk is all about synergies and higher EBITDA. Oh and Accretive. No talk about how they will better serve their customers. CenturyLink is saying that after...

Telecom Tidbits # 2457

Some help with Robocalls. Pass it along. Private equity firm, TPG, last year acquired RCN and Grande. Now they are grabbing Wave Broadband in the Northwest for $2.36B. They will combine all 3 - Wave, Grande and RCN -...

How Will the Consolidation Affect Sales?

If everyone did integration in a similar fashion to the XO-Verizon deal, it would be great. Slow and steady. It isn't a sprint; it is a marathon. No confusion or chaos. The channel folks even seemed happy about it,...

Some Thoughts for the Day (Part 2455)

Despite growing 93 percent from a year ago, Microsoft's Azure hasn't made a dent in Amazon's share of the $10 billion cloud market, according to Synergy Research. Amazon's AWS held steady at 33 percent of the worldwide market share...

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....
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