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Tidbits # 2428

IOT Cisco buys Jasper Tech for $1.4 billion, because Jasper's IoT cards are inside GM cars, vending machines and car charging stations. The number of IoT developers is growing exponentially - "According to VisionMobile's new IoT Megatrends 2016 report,...

A Big Deal in the Works?

The rumors are swirling about a couple of big deals in the works. I think many folks would like to see Comcast buy T-Mobile. I don't think anyone wants to buy Sprint, whose wireline - the old Pin Drop...

The Storming of Canada

Last week, Zayo bought Allstream from MTS. Allstream was a Canadian B2B telecom with a lot of fiber. Shaw Communications in 2014 bought data center company, ViaWest. There has been a few large transaction across the northern border in...

Uh Oh, Microsoft is Closing the Gaps

Some folks think I am picking on the VoIP space (see this post). Maybe I am. Hosted PBX started for me in 2003 when Broadsoft's second customer rolled out its platform and signed me up as their first agent....

Data Center M&A to Start off 2016

Verizon put its Terremark division up for auction. Windstream sold its data centers to TierPoint. Rumor has it that CenturyLink and AT&T are looking at selling their data centers. The market for data centers is at a high -...

CTI Group Acquired

Call recording company, CTI Group was acquired by Canadian enterprise software company, Enghouse for $0.61 per share or about $18 million. Enghouse took over leadership of CTI on December 7th. And started cutting immediately. CEO Fred Hanuschek is out...

Telco Troubles, Clec Version

You forget how many CLECs there are in the US until you check a PUC list like Texas. The big names in the channel are Birch, Level3, Zayo, EarthLink, TelePacific, XO, WIND, Integra, Mettel, Granite, Bullseye, C-Link, AireSpring, Broadview,...

Are the Telcos in Deep Trouble?

When you bet the farm on cellular things may not go as planned, especially when you are spending $9B a year on the network alone. "Verizon ended the fourth quarter with 108.2 million total retail connections and 102.1 million...

End of Year Summary (Tidbits part 2426)

Lots of lists and best of posts out there. I am just going to run through the tidbits that I thought were interesting. Citrix bought the auto-attendant in the cloud company, Grasshopper, earlier this year for about $161.5 M...

End of Year News Tidbits (Part 2425)

As we end this year, there has been a flurry of "news". Sprint gave its employees layoffs for the holidays. Despite the cash from Softbank, Sprint is losing ground to T-Mobile and has little hope of catching up to...

Sliding into 2016

As we slide into 2016, the web is full of predictions. (Bill Miller's UC predictions are here.) 2015 consisted of M&A, musical chairs and hacks. Next year, more of the same. We are ending 2015 with a revelation that...

The Consumer Benefit of Mega-Mergers

"You may recall that AT&T justified their $69 billion acquisition of DirecTV by claiming their combined market power would result in more leverage in programming negotiations and lower costs. Cost savings that pretty clearly won't be getting passed on...

Merger Tidbits (Part 2924)

Sierra Wireless made those data cards that Sprint sold for laptops for 3G access. They still make Mi-Fi devices. Sierra is a Canadian firm that decided to buy a Tampa MVNO named Accel Networks for a managed connectivity offering....

Lessons from the NGC15

At the NextGen Cloud Expo yesterday, Tony Hawk was the featured keynote. Not exactly a prized speaker, he did have interesting vignettes about his life. He kept doing the skate-boarding thing even when he was broke and making no...

Host.Net CEO Retires

I remember back when it was BroadbandOne, founded in 1996 and mainly sold bandwidth nationally. Then the company bought WV Fiber. Then it became Host.Net with a pretty impressive data center in Boca Raton, Florida. A lot has happened...

The Move Into Canada

RingCentral has a deal in place with TELUS, a telecom company like AT&T in Canada. 8x8 has had its Virtual Office suite in Canada since 2013. Today, Zayo announced that they were buying Allstream, a division of MTS in...

Fuze Joins ThinkingPhones

Announced on twitter probably before anywhere else: ThinkingPhones buys Fuze. Formerly known as Thinking Phone Networks, ThinkingPhones is a Hosted UC company with $88 million in venture money. They used some of those funds to buy a video conferencing...

Marriott Disrupted

Marriott announced that they are buying Starwoods for $12.2 Billion. CNBC thinks it is about China or the combo of the largest 2 loyalty programs. However, the Marriott president says something different on LinkedIn. Yes, LI! Today, social networks...

UNIFY Gets Acquired

Two years ago, Siemens Enterprise Communications re-branded as UNIFY. "Unify, is a joint venture between the American private equity firm The Gores Group and German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG," according to Wikipedia. It is a premise-based comms platform. Now,...

Mergers, Acquisitions and Moves

There has been a lot of activity in the last couple of weeks in the telecom sector. Here are the highlights. Verizon decided to put its Enterprise business up for sale for $10B. Rumor has it that the data...

Telecom Tidbits (Part 2921)

M&A in the data center space as Colologix acquires New Jersey based Net Access. Net Access, LLC is a "colocation and workspace recovery provider with over 200K gross square footage across three enterprise-grade facilities in Northern New Jersey." NJ...

3 Big Changes Today

The first big change is at Comptel. It has re-branded as INCOMPAS under the new association management team and fairly new CEO, former Sen. Chip Pickering. With twitter, Netflix and Google as sponsors of Comptel Plus and members of...

Really Big Mergers

Dell-EMC, Charter-TWC-BHN. Anheuser-Busch InBev-SAB Miller. Big mergers usually amount to nothing good for customers. It is really about getting bigger, scaling up, too big to fail, but too big to execute. The Charter acquisitions are facing opposition from many,...

So Much M&A to Keep Up With

I cannot keep up with all the merger and acquisition activity happening right now. Here is some of it. A big one for me is that Accenture acquired Cloud Sherpas. Sherpas was one of the largest Google integrators. Now...

A Couple of Things

While at the ITEXPO in Anaheim, I wanted to share a few things that happened. Birch bought some of Sage Telecom's customers. From the Sage page, it looks like Residential base but there are probably some small business too....
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