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Telecom Tidbits #2442

TDS made an acquisition. "TDS Broadband Service LLC, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., and operated by TDS Telecom (TDS), announces the signed purchase agreement for InterLinx Communications LLC and its subsidiary Tonaquint Networks LLC in Southern...

Talking Channel and Opportunity with TelAdvocate

On this podcast, Mike Boland of regional master agency, TelAdvocate, talks with me about the mergers and turmoil in our telecom industry. It isn't all doom and gloom. We do talk about where the bright spots and opportunity lies....

Tidbits #2441

Here are some interesting stories. The US presidential election is finally over. So is IPv4! GTT is buying Hibernia Networks for $590 million (mostly cash). Hibernia adds sub-sea assets to GTT's Tier 1 global network. This move also adds...

Channel Outlook in a Mega-Merger World

With all of the deals going on being a telecom partner is a nervous business. Why do I say that? Uncertainty is never good. Less choice is never good. Less competition is unhealthy for an industry. AT&T with its...

As the Telecom World Spins

It is happening so fast. Here's this week in M&A: FPL Fibernet got bought by Crown Castle Still have the Verizon-XO merger comingtoo. Rumor that Windstream is looking to buy Earthlink Onvoy is getting Inteliquent Broadsoft took VoIP Logic...

Another Acquisition in VoIP

This M&A is in what I consider wholesale as the private equity firm that owns Onvoy, GTCR, is acquiring Inteliquent for about $800M, a 37% premium to Inteliquent's closing stock price. Interesting, $90M in revenue for $800M. Inteliquent was...

Broadsoft Goes Deep in White-Label

These acquisitions are coming faster than I can type!!! Sheesh! Broadsoft is buying VoIP Logic! This is ironic because when BSFT bought Intellinote and made a bunch of announcements about spreading BroadCloud and BroadBusiness, I remarked they should just...

CenturyLink Buying Level3: Dumb Idea

The rumor on Friday turned out to be true: CenturyLink is buying Level3. CenturyLink has its roots in the RLEC business. It has acquired a number of smaller RLECs throughout the years including VZ and GTE assets. In 2002,...

Rumor: Level3 to Merge with CenturyLink

This was the big rumor yesterday that the Wall Street Journal started. There was speculation back in July about Level3 being up for sale. There even was the rumor that Comcast was going to buy L3. Level3 has a...

Musings on Ma Bell

On my other blog, I linked to two WSJ graphics that show all of the consolidation in telecom. There is also a link to the fact that 6 companies own 90% of the media in the US. Consolidation under...

2 Big Mergers and a Smaller One

In 2000, AOL bought Time Warner for $164 Billion, an outrageous amount of money fueled by the dot com bubble. It was the worst merger in history. AOL was spun off in 2009 and was acquired by Verizon in...

The Data Center Market is at a Peak

It's quite the claim to make: that the data center market is at a peak. Here's why I think it is. "Today's IT industry is dealing with data explosion. Therefore, companies need a data management system to manage the...

Tidbits #2440

Consolidation continues in the VoIP space. Velis4 has been acquired by a company called Globalgig. Ernest Cunningham will be the CEO of the combined company, while Anthony Jett, Velis4's current CEO, becomes the COO. Globalgig brings a global vision...

Tidbits #2439

Sonus bought Taqua for about $20 million. Taqua builds a Class 4/5 voice switch that has been around a long while with 400 customers globally (a little less than BSFT). "Total revenue was $28.3 million and $25.2 million for...

Contact Center Consolidation

Rumor was that Genesys was trying to buy Avaya's contact center business. Next thing you know, the announcement is that Genesys bought Interactive Intelligence for $1.4 Billion. The PR says that it will to Create the World's Premier Omni-channel...

The Mighty Light of Wall Street

Going private has been a thing for the last few years. Avaya did it. Dell did it. PGI did it. Polycom is doing it. Now Rackspace is being bought out by private equity. Dell and Rackspace had the same...

National Harbor: In the Bubble

More than one person mentioned how National Harbor looks like a town in a bubble or a movie set. As the CPEv show wraps up, here are highlights. It wasn't UCaaS after UCaaS after UCaaS. It was broken up....

Where Are We Now? Ode to the Agent

After the news hit (for some on Friday night, for the rest on Monday morning about ScanSource buying Intelisys), where does that leave everyone? That has been the big question on everyone's mind. Do the sub-agents get screwed in...

Well it Finally Happened!

In recent weeks, I have been writing (here and here) about the soon to happen collision of VAD and Master Agency? Well it happened on Friday night. ScanSource is a $3.2 Billion dollar distributor of hardware and software. (A...

Mergers Culture and Brands

There have been a lot of mergers in telecom in the last few years (and more coming). What is it like when the ink dries on the letter of intent? What do the business executives have to think about...

What It Means to Master an Agency

After rumors swirled at CP Expo in Vegas in March, the announcement is finally here: Sandler Partners is acquiring X4. This will create an entity that is doing $65M in revenue, referenced as second only to one master agency....

The Last CLEC Pivot

There were a number of big CLECs (over $500M in revenue) just 6 years ago - PAETEC, Windstream, Qwest, Cbeyond, XO, Level3, Global Crossing, TW Telecom, EarthLink, AboveNet, Zayo, and TelePacific. By 2012, half were gone, swallowed up by...

OMG! More M&A

As if we have already digested the Microsoft-LinkedIn $26B deal, there is more activity. BTW, one thing noted about the MS-LI deal is that: "LinkedIn was way cheaper at $59 per registered member than buying Facebook for $329+ per...

A Short Set of Things that Happened

Why is GTT not announcing their purchase of RealLinx? They acquired this company over 2 weeks ago for a $13M. [source] Apparently, some of RealLinx is running Hypercom. Samsung acquires Joyent. "The Joyent team pioneered public cloud computing (and...

LinkedIn to Join the Microsoft Suite

Let's start Monday with some small transactions. First up, Blue Coat is selling itself to Symantec for $4.65 Billion. The cyber-security software company was going to go public via an IPO, but chose the private sale route, which seemed...
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