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Who Got CommPartners?

So CommPartners was split up into 2 pieces in bankruptcy: Carrier Services and Hosted PBX. The Carrier Services division was acquired by Point1, a Unipoint Holdings company.  Momentum scooped up the Hosted VoIP business for about $2M. I don't have...

CenturyLink Buys Savvis

It hasn't even finished swallowing Qwest and CenturyLink makes a deal to buy Savvis for $2.5B plus the assumption of $700M in debt. From the press release, "With the addition of Savvis, CenturyLink will achieve global scale as a managed...

Smoothstone Gets Bought

Consolidation continues in the Hosted VoIP space as West Corporation, which owns Intercall, Intrado and other businesses, acquired Smoothstone today for $120M. This is on the heels of InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation and the world's largest conferencing and...

Cellular Mergers

There were four big cellular mergers since 2004. All have been okayed. Bloomberg has a chart about all 4. So I guess the new one - ATT-T-Mobile - will be going through too. Just great!...

It Finally Happened

Level3 finally buys Global Crossing for $3B including assuming $1.1B in GC debt. This is a merger that the industry has expected for some time. Honestly, I don't see how it works, because it's about synergies. My favorite word, because...

The Big T

AT&T announced yesterday that they were buying T-Mobile from its parent, DT, for $39B.  There are so many losers in this combination I don't know where to begin! First, generally consumers lose as Ma Bell hordes even more spectrum. T-Mobile has...

What's Up in Cellular Rumors?

First, Clearwire's founder and Chairman Craig McGraw resigned in February. Now CEO Bill Marrow has resigned and the rest of the C-Suite has been re-shuffled. (see story here).  Clearwire is in negotiations with Sprint and out looking for capital before...

My EarthLink Strategy

When I analyze the four CLEC components of the new EarthLink Business, I wonder what Atlanta will do with it. Deltacom had a huge fiber network (IFN) that essentially went under-utilized. In my experience, many employees did not know...

Dash CS to Bandwidth.com

Image via Wikipedia DASH Carrier Services, a provider of E-911 and other services to the ITSP sector, was acquired by Bandwidth.com. Interestingly, Bandwidth.com used to be the provider of VoIP origination and termination services for many VoIP providers, but...

ILEC News

CenturyLink will be reselling VZW as an authorized agent. Why AT&T will not be buying Echostar: Echostar has been on a tear buying up bankrupt assets of BDSD and Terrestar; then Move Networks; and now Hughes. It’s too big to...

Keyon Marches On

Keyon Communications Holdings was the stalking horse for the CommPartner assets, but they lost that bid. (Probably for the better, because by all the noise I hear from service providers CommP is having issues.) Keyon bought WREC of Nevada for...

Satellite Merger

Gary Kim writes that Echostar is buying Hughes Communications Inc. A majority of Hughes is owned by investment firm, Apollo Management IV, which, according to the BizJournal already approved the deal. Of course, the FCC has to approve the deal...

Two More Acquisitions

According to a letter to PAETEC employees, “Earlier today, we announced plans to acquire XETA Technologies, Inc. which will dramatically expand our capabilities to serve customers with unique, equipment-based solutions nationwide. XETA is very similar to Quagga (or what we...

TWC Snags Navisite

Image via Wikipedia When I first heard the news last night, I thought that TWT (tw telecom) had scoooped up Navisite. Instead, it's TWC (Time Warner Cable) that is paying $230M for the hosting company. The MSO gets 1200 clients...

VZ Buys Terremark for $1.4B

I was shocked last night when I read that VZ had purchased Terremark for $1.4B. It reminded me of MCI Worldcom buying Intermedia just to acquire the Digex assets. It really is all about Cloud these days! Rackspace and...

Bits and Pieces

The TCA has over 370 agent members now. Certification is underway. Are you becoming a Certified Telecom Professional?  STS Telecom and Saturn Telecommunications became part of Deltacom today, which is now EarthLink Business, according to an FCC filing. STS in its...

The Winds of Change on The Channel

The last six months has seen many channels at the Channel Chief level at XO, Level3, MegaPath, and other carriers. Also, the M&A has resulted in a tumulus time for The Channel. Qwest and CentruyLink. Embarq and CenturyTel. New Edge...

2 More Acquisitions

Rumor from SFGate is it that Skype bought Qik for $100 million. Qik’s smartphone video streaming service has grown to 5 million users. That doesn’t mean revenue though - and Skype should know, right? Only 6% of its 124 million...

Merger Conditions for Comcast

TMC has the Comcast-NBC merger fully covered - here, here, here, here and the story of Congresswoman Waters.  Waters wants a written plan for diversity included in the merger paperwork. Without teeth, Comcast could write anything down. Where's the enforcement coming...

Broadsoft's Second Offering

Broadsoft investors are cashing out to the tune of 4.8 million shares to be priced at $22 according to TradingMarkets.com. Today, BSFT is trading at $26.In other news, Tampa-based Microsoft partner, Tribridge bought Mercatus Group, a health care provider practice...

Comcast-NBC Merger is Failure Two

This will be a far reaching rant but I think that it's time the FCC (and other F-Agencies) close their doors. Really. We have a huge deficit and really you just aren't honoring your duties or worth the expense any...

Tele-Pacific Looking Wireless

TelePacific Communications, the largest California-based CLEC providing integrated voice and data telecommunications services to the small and medium-sized business (“SMB”) customer segment in California and Nevada, and MegaPath Inc., the leading provider of managed IP data, voice, and security services...

EarthLink Wins One

It looks like EarthLink won the auction for ONE Communications, the CLEC with a HQ in New England and network in Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and New England. EarthLink will pay $370M for ONE including $285M of debt.EarthLink Business will end up...

Did EarthLink Goof on Branding?

Yesterday when I was speaking to a client, I mentioned that new Edge Networks merged with Deltacom to become EarthLink Business. The confused look on his face was not unexpected. Again this morning when discussing the new name, EarthLink is...

3 New Acquisitions

PAETEC subsidiary Paetec Software Corporation, bought Formula Telecom Solutions Inc. for $13 million in cash, according to this release. PAETEC is just buying the billing platform it has used for over ten years. Makes sense. And $13M for a BSS...
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