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The Leaked AT&T Document

I have been sitting on this story for a while because I wanted to do a long piece about it. I'm just not going to get around to that. The rumored breakup fee for the ATT-T-Mobile merger is like $6B....

Does HP Have it Right?

So HP made some, what I might call crazy, moves today. Reports are in that HP is going to spin off its PC business. Other reports are in about them killing off webOS products like Palm phones and tablets (here and...

Insight Finds a Buyer

Insight cable has been actively looking for a buyer for a while. well, actually, Carlyle Group that owns insight was looking for cash. Carlyle Group is an infamous holding company (backed by powerful politicos in the US and Saudi petrodollars)....

I Guess Mobile is the Future

There are many in telecom that think mobile is the golden land of the future. Google, Apple and Microsoft are in a championship scramble match for a large share of the mobile market - Win7 versus Android versus iOS.Microsoft bought...

ABRY, Telx and other Monday Surprises

ABRY Partners in conjunction with Berkshire Partners LLC acquired TELX from GI Partners, which also owns ViaWest. (I have to ask why they didn't merge those two together?)  ABRY Partners has been active in telecom, buying RCN/Sidera, but especially in...

Domain-ers M&A

So GoDaddy was acquired by a group of private equity groups for almost $2.5 Billion.Today, Web.com bought Network Solutions for about $600 MM.Tucows acquired German domain name registrar, EPAG Domainservices, this week for $2.5 MM USD.Like every other sector that...

Too Much Going On

PowerNet Global (PNG) signed a wholesale agreement with LightSquared. This will be PNG’s second attempt at cellular. Back in 2005, PNG Mobile was launched as a Sprint MVNO. It didn’t pan out. Most MVNO’s failed around that time. I still...

Are They Reading from the Same Playbook?

Are Windstream and CenturyLink reading from the same script? CenturyTel built up a wireline base from Embarq, Verizon (2001-2002), and Madison River. In 2003 to 2005, C-Tel bought fiber networks - Digital Teleport (which became LightCore), MFON and KMC. Then...

A Strange Way to Start Monday

The party might be over at the PAETEC, as they announced today an $891M stock only sale to WINDSTREAM. USLEC, AllWorx, CavTel, McLeodUSA, Quagga, Xeta, US Energy Partners - all acquired by PAETEC to create a billion dollar CLEC. As...

Hosted VoIP Valuations

NPRG Insights suggests that hosted VoIP valuations are rising. I don’t think so. I privvy to some info that points me to the fact that many valuations are based on not revenue, but what the investors want to cash out....

Alteva Acquired by WVT

Warwick Valley Telephone announced that it is acquiring Hosted UC firm out of Philadelphis, Alteva for cash and stock valued at $17 million - $10M upfront. “At closing the Company will enter into employment agreements with certain of Alteva’s key...

XO Comments on L3-GC but not T-T

XO Communications filed comments with the FCC that some media outlets said ripped the merger of Level3 and Global Crossing. Rodrego A. Byerly tweeted that it smacked of a spurned suitor. Maybe it was. XO issued a statement that the...

Tidbits This Week 7-12-11

Masery was bought by ABRY Partners. No word on AboveNet yet.A group of tech companies - including RIM, Google, Microsoft, EMC, Sony, Ericcson - bought the Nortel patents for $4.5B.Top ISP's - AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, TWC and others - have...

Another Hosted PBX Merger

Tampa-based Telovations acquires North Carolina based FeatureTel, combining two Broadsoft providers. No financial details were released. Could this be a sign about the viability of the US Hosted PBX space? Many of the Cloud Comm companies haven't grown as fast as their...

Dimension Data Makes a Move

I learned about Dimension Data a VoiceCon event. They had an interesting booth. They are a South African company doing more than $4B in revenue as a global VAR for Cisco, Microsoft, McAfee, TEM, HP, EMC, VMWare, Blue Coat and more. I didn't know...

DISH Grabs Spectrum, Cable Goes South

So Charter has purchased the "cable television systems from US Cable of Coastal Texas, LP serving, in aggregate, approximately 16,000 customers in Missouri, including the communities of Hannibal, Moberly and Mexico," according to The Mexico Ledger. TDS parent, Telephone...

TelePacific Nabs Another

TelePacific moves into Texas with the acquisition of facilities-based CLEC, Tel West. Tel West is in Central Texas, serving about 3400 SMB customers. This will add to TelePacific's current 38,000 customers, serving 1.2 million access lines in mainly California and Nevada,...

GoDaddy for $2B?

The WHIR is reporting that private equity firms, KKR and Silver Lake Partners, are buying GoDaddy for $2B. Late last year, the rumor was that Bob Parsons, CEO of the well-known hosting company, was looking for $1 billion based on the...

Sprint/C-Link Talk

There have been a bunch of rumors about Sprint being a perfect target for CenturyLink, especially after the T-T merger, when Sprint will become the the Danica Patrick of cellular (pretty, media savvy, but not a real contender).CenturyLink is currently rolling...

Moving and Shaking the Industry

Cbeyond opens up for business in Boston. Agents rejoice as they get to sell a booming brand to the SMB space in Boston. AboveNet looks to have a private equity buyer.Another fiber provider is getting an infusion of equity from...

And So the Bankers Cheer

Intermedia is a hosted Exchange company that ventured into hosted VoIP. That venture landed them an LOI (letter of intent to buy) from a private equity firm. On the heels of that, Intermedia decided to grab Zlago to bolster the...

All Those in Favor

The Benton Foundation notes that there are over 10,000 comments to the FCC about the ATT/T-Mobile merger. Unions and relatives are competing against consumer groups for the robo-comments.Meanwhile, MetroPCS officially opposed it, but wants to buy all the assets that...

Crazy News Tidbits

“The U.S. Postal Service continues to hemorrhage money, posting a net loss of $747 million in April, and an accumulated net loss of $3.3 billion in the first seven months of its fiscal year.” [BtoB] That’s crazy! It is time...

The ATT-T-Mobile Merger Rumors

Originally I had heard that the break-up fee was $3B, which meant (to me) that this deal was going to go through. Then there were reports it was $6B, which means there is no stopping it. (And let's not forget...

Tele-Pacific Buys into Hosted

Tele-Pacific is buying its way into Hosted PBX with its acquisition of Telekenex. TelePacific will gain approximately 1,000 business customers and 122 employees along with the hosted PBX platform. Tele-Pacific will run Telekenex as a separate channel, which is a...
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