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Mergers Only Mask the Truth

I have a firm belief that most mergers are just ways to make the books look better by clouding the numbers. Take this headline from the Morning Journal, "CenturyLink has profitable second quarter, primarily due to acquisition". I agree with...

FiberNet Changes Hands (Again)

One Communications sold off its FiberNet holdings - 100,000access lines and about 3,500 route miles - to NTELOS, according to a press release. The price tag: "for cash consideration of approximately $170 million." Huh? What is that?I'm translating this from...

Two Mergers

Two resellers merged: GLOBALINX Purchases TMC for 'Robust' Agent Channel. GLOBALINX is an IP reseller. TMC is a TDM reseller. Should be interesting to see how the Bell-heads work with the Net-heads, since the thinking is way different (and so...

Zayo Buys AFS

As Rob Powell predicted, the self-proclaimed Fiber Bigot, Dave Rusin, CEO of Rochester-based American Fiber Systems, sold the company to Zayo. Some reports were that the sale price was $185M, but Zayo is stating that number is ridiculous. The original...

Not the Way I Saw It

Speakeasy is merging with the merging Covad and Megapath in a menage of sorts, according to this press release from MegaPath. I saw New Edge Networks, the EarthLink company, joining with the other DLEC's. Didn't see this one coming. "Through...

GTT Balks on Acquiring GCI

Global Telecom & Technology, Inc., the acquirer of WBS Connect, announced today that it suspended its efforts to acquire certain customer assets from Global Capacity, Inc. Read the press release.According to the release, "On January 5, 2010, GTT announced that...

Mergers & Rumors

A compilation of mergers, news and rumors:Rumor: VZ and Vodafone dealIPO: Broadsoft and Telx both for $100M IPO's; meanwhile, Calix already raised $80m in an IPO this year.WSJ says that Palm is in trouble. WSJ also says that new iPhone...

Ill. Judge Only Smart One

Only a single judge in Illinois has the common sense to see that the Frontier-Verizon deal is very similar to the Fairpoint-Verizon deal that resulted in a bankruptcy within 18 months while screwing consumers in three states.The Herald-Review has a...

Windstream Grabs Another

Windstream follows up its acquisition of CLEC NUVOX with the purchase of an ILEC. Windstream Announces Acquisition of Iowa Telecommunications Services for $261M in cash, $269M in shares and $598M in debt (see Reuters).In its latest SEC 10Q filing, it...

Telecom Takeover Tuesday

Yesterday was a big day for The Channel. Two separate acquisitions occurred with both takeover companies expressing interest in the Channel of the company being bought.First, we have GTT buying WBS Connect. WBSC is just a reseller of Transit and...

Equinix Buying S&D

Steve Smith, CEO of Equinix, is excited because he just bought Switch and Data. From a letter he sent:"Today, we announced our intention to acquire Switch and Data in a transaction valued at approximately $689 million of equity value which...

Nortel Being Sold Off

For those of you who missed it, Nortel is being sold off in pieces."Ericsson announced its interest in Nortel's wireless assets late, but it came home the winner, paying $1.13 billion for Nortel's LTE and legacy CDMA business." [Doug]The Enterprise unit...

Global Capacity Maxes Out Capital

As per the press release, you would think that the last bunch of transactions had just crippled the accounting firm.As previously announced in its Form 8-K filings with the SEC, the Company has been delayed in filing financial reports pending...

Alltel Assets Going to AT&T

How does this work? "AT&T Inc said Friday it will buy the bulk of Alltel Wireless assets being divested by Verizon Communications Inc for $2.35 billion, and will sell some Centennial Communications Corp assets to Verizon Wireless for $240 million."...

Merger Rumors Abound

Well, it is conference month with the industry gathering at CTIA and VoiceCon (and other shows). And when we get together we tend to gossip. The latest rumors (some thanks to Telecom Ramblings) involve XO, TWTC, and Qwest. Apparently, Qwest...

TW Splitting Up with Cable

Time Warner has received approval from the FCC to spin off TW Cable. "The separation of Time Warner Cable Inc. gets Time Warner out of the media distribution business altogether, something investors had been clamoring for. The company announced its...

Broadsoft Buys Sylantro

FierceVoIP has been writing for 2 days about Broadsoft buying Sylantro. A couple of ITSP CTO's are confirming that purchase as well. It's a great customer acquisition move for Broadsoft in a market that is flat. (There are thousands of...

Telecom Peek

Cbeyond Reports $90.2 in Q3 Revenues, up 25 PercentSprint Nextel $600 Million of Debt Coming Due Is Only One Worry - but they have $3B in cash??? Use it to buy a cool phone - T-Mobile, AT&T and VZW are...

Where Does AT&T Get the Money?

Fresh off of buying Wayport for global wi-fi expansion, AT&T buys Centennial Wireless - $944M for 1.1 million cell subs.  AT&T is either at the point that they have to keep buying to keep the growth going or they have...

FCC Voted Today too

The FCC voted today too. They took the Inter-Carrier Compensation and USF off the agenda, much to Martin's dismay."Federal regulators have approved a plan to open up unused, unlicensed portions of the television airwaves known as "white spaces" to deliver...

Logitech buys SightSpeed

SightSpeed is a great video conferencing tool. No software to download. Just plug in your webcam and go. It is based on SIP and offers 30 frame-per-second video with an integrated IM service. Logitech makes webcams. Apparently to sell more...

Every Where But Here

There is a lot of activity in the International arena. Here are some highlights:Vodacom is acquiring Gateway Communications in West and Central Africa.  C&W is partnering with Vietnam Data Communications Company and BSNL in India.   France Telecom (Orange) acquired 51%...

FCC Doing Heavy Lifting

The FCC is holding a meeting on Nov. 4. On the agenda: Inter-Carrier Compensation, Alltel-VZ merger, Clearwire-Sprint merger, and a vote of White Spaces. Lots of heavy lifting on this agenda. Martin wants to give his pals at VZ one...

Is Nuvox Buying One?

Nuvox is out kicking tires to see who they can buy. Rumor has it that Greenville-based Nuvox is looking to buy One Communications in the Northeast to expand their footprint, especially their MPLS reach. (I didn't know Nuvox sold MPLS....

What's Next for AOL?

It seems that TimeWarner is ready to eject AOL. One part will be the remnants of the ISP business, which I think EarthLink will grab, but Tara Seals at Xchange mag thinks that United Online (NetZero folks) or MSn would...
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