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So We Have These Mergers

So we have all these mergers taking place, then I’m reading Consulting magazine to find a book review about John Hagel’s The Power of Pull. We are in an era of declining ROA from Big Business, so they have to...

What's Up with the New MegaPath

MegaPath just completed its three-way merger with Covad and Speakeasy. I had some questions for the company and Rich Sabin, Director of Marketing, was nice enough of answer them.   1. Now that Speakeasy, Covad and MegaPath are one organization,...

I Don't Understand M&A

HP and Dell are in a bidding war for 3Par. HP (at this writing) is at $30 per share - 3x the original share price for this stock! That's almost $2B! One thing is that all these companies - in...

Wireless Combo is Merger 3

This week has been awash with mergers - the Intel-McAfee merger and the Windstream-Q-Comm merger are the big two. The third interesting merger involves two fixed wireless companies. Airband and Sparkplug announced that they merged and grabbed $20M in financing....

More Mergers

Windstream bought Q-Comm this week. Q-Comm owns Norlight and KDL for $782M - cash, stock and debt. Windstream gets 30,000 fiber route miles (whatever the heck that is). It also acquires about 5500 SMB customers to complement what it bought...

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...
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