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On the DSCI Buy with TelePacific's David Zahn

Last week, TelePacific announced that they were acquiring DSCI. I got a chance to have a ten minute conversation with TelePacific SVP David Zahn about the transaction. We talk Broadsoft, MPLS, network, UC, Managed IT and the 3 C's...

Full Circle: Switch.co Re-Names as Dialpad

In 2001, Craig Walker was President of Dialpad. In 2005, Dialpad was acquired by Yahoo, where it went to die. Craig later founded Grand Central and sold that to Google for Google Voice. Then Craig started UberConference, Waitlist.me and...

TelePacific Goes National

TelePacific announced the acquisition of DSCI yesterday. This move provides many benefits to the service provider. For one, it gives TPAC a national presence. TPAC's business (and network) is in Cali, Nevada and Texas. DSCI is mainly East Coast,...

What is Verizon Doing?

After the rumors a couple of weeks ago that were covered by me, Rich Tehrani, TMC's TechZone and Ramblings, Verizon put an offer on a slightly used CLEC with fiber and spectrum for $1.8 Billion. VZ will be buying...

And Who Else Got Acquired?

Who knew that Microsoft acquired 22 companies since January 2015? Here are six: Equivio, Revolution Analytics, Adollum, VoloMetrix and Secure Islands. And don't forget Swiftkey. Ingram Micro is being acquired By Tianjin Tianhai to become a part of HNA...

Some M&A

ThinkingPhones has re-branded as Fuze, a video conferencing company it bought recently. Apparently they are running away from the idea of phones. Muni merger in Virginia: "Duffield, Virginia-based Sunset Digital Communications announced last week that it will purchase the...

Tidbits # 2428

IOT Cisco buys Jasper Tech for $1.4 billion, because Jasper's IoT cards are inside GM cars, vending machines and car charging stations. The number of IoT developers is growing exponentially - "According to VisionMobile's new IoT Megatrends 2016 report,...

A Big Deal in the Works?

The rumors are swirling about a couple of big deals in the works. I think many folks would like to see Comcast buy T-Mobile. I don't think anyone wants to buy Sprint, whose wireline - the old Pin Drop...

The Storming of Canada

Last week, Zayo bought Allstream from MTS. Allstream was a Canadian B2B telecom with a lot of fiber. Shaw Communications in 2014 bought data center company, ViaWest. There has been a few large transaction across the northern border in...

Uh Oh, Microsoft is Closing the Gaps

Some folks think I am picking on the VoIP space (see this post). Maybe I am. Hosted PBX started for me in 2003 when Broadsoft's second customer rolled out its platform and signed me up as their first agent....

Data Center M&A to Start off 2016

Verizon put its Terremark division up for auction. Windstream sold its data centers to TierPoint. Rumor has it that CenturyLink and AT&T are looking at selling their data centers. The market for data centers is at a high -...

CTI Group Acquired

Call recording company, CTI Group was acquired by Canadian enterprise software company, Enghouse for $0.61 per share or about $18 million. Enghouse took over leadership of CTI on December 7th. And started cutting immediately. CEO Fred Hanuschek is out...

Telco Troubles, Clec Version

You forget how many CLECs there are in the US until you check a PUC list like Texas. The big names in the channel are Birch, Level3, Zayo, EarthLink, TelePacific, XO, WIND, Integra, Mettel, Granite, Bullseye, C-Link, AireSpring, Broadview,...

Are the Telcos in Deep Trouble?

When you bet the farm on cellular things may not go as planned, especially when you are spending $9B a year on the network alone. "Verizon ended the fourth quarter with 108.2 million total retail connections and 102.1 million...

End of Year Summary (Tidbits part 2426)

Lots of lists and best of posts out there. I am just going to run through the tidbits that I thought were interesting. Citrix bought the auto-attendant in the cloud company, Grasshopper, earlier this year for about $161.5 M...

End of Year News Tidbits (Part 2425)

As we end this year, there has been a flurry of "news". Sprint gave its employees layoffs for the holidays. Despite the cash from Softbank, Sprint is losing ground to T-Mobile and has little hope of catching up to...

Sliding into 2016

As we slide into 2016, the web is full of predictions. (Bill Miller's UC predictions are here.) 2015 consisted of M&A, musical chairs and hacks. Next year, more of the same. We are ending 2015 with a revelation that...

The Consumer Benefit of Mega-Mergers

"You may recall that AT&T justified their $69 billion acquisition of DirecTV by claiming their combined market power would result in more leverage in programming negotiations and lower costs. Cost savings that pretty clearly won't be getting passed on...

Merger Tidbits (Part 2924)

Sierra Wireless made those data cards that Sprint sold for laptops for 3G access. They still make Mi-Fi devices. Sierra is a Canadian firm that decided to buy a Tampa MVNO named Accel Networks for a managed connectivity offering....

Lessons from the NGC15

At the NextGen Cloud Expo yesterday, Tony Hawk was the featured keynote. Not exactly a prized speaker, he did have interesting vignettes about his life. He kept doing the skate-boarding thing even when he was broke and making no...

Host.Net CEO Retires

I remember back when it was BroadbandOne, founded in 1996 and mainly sold bandwidth nationally. Then the company bought WV Fiber. Then it became Host.Net with a pretty impressive data center in Boca Raton, Florida. A lot has happened...

The Move Into Canada

RingCentral has a deal in place with TELUS, a telecom company like AT&T in Canada. 8x8 has had its Virtual Office suite in Canada since 2013. Today, Zayo announced that they were buying Allstream, a division of MTS in...

Fuze Joins ThinkingPhones

Announced on twitter probably before anywhere else: ThinkingPhones buys Fuze. Formerly known as Thinking Phone Networks, ThinkingPhones is a Hosted UC company with $88 million in venture money. They used some of those funds to buy a video conferencing...

Marriott Disrupted

Marriott announced that they are buying Starwoods for $12.2 Billion. CNBC thinks it is about China or the combo of the largest 2 loyalty programs. However, the Marriott president says something different on LinkedIn. Yes, LI! Today, social networks...

UNIFY Gets Acquired

Two years ago, Siemens Enterprise Communications re-branded as UNIFY. "Unify, is a joint venture between the American private equity firm The Gores Group and German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG," according to Wikipedia. It is a premise-based comms platform. Now,...
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