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Short Week Musings

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah this week mixed with winter weather in many parts of the US has made for a slow week, but a busy travel week. Soon, thanks to the new FCC Chair Wheeler, that passenger barely squeezed into...

Is Oracle Coming for Broadsoft?

Today, Broadsoft's market cap is about $733M; it would cost Oracle approximately $890M to buy BSFT to complete the Telecom acquisition package of Tekelec, Acme Packet, Oracle's marketing automation (Eloqua) and customer service (RightNow) offering. Tekelec evolved from a...

M&A This Week

IBM jumped into MDM (mobile device management) with its purchase of Fiberlink. "Fiberlink's MaaS360 cloud-based offerings, IBM will expand its bring your own device (BYOD) capabilities to deliver a complete mobile management and security solution through IBM MobileFirst that...

The M&A in the Clouds

Because so many companies are either flush with cash or have a heavy credit line, the acquisition activity has been robust. Fist up, a merger of two cloud security companies: Total Defense Acquires iSheriff. VMWare bought Desktone, a virtual...

Broadsoft Alum Acquired by Fidelity

Now that it is out there I can report that cloud-based video conferencing service, Vidtel, was acquired by Fidelity. Wainhouse, a research house for the telepresence industry, let the news out yesterday. Vidtel, based in Sunnyvale, CA., was founded...

Roundup: TDS, Zayo, Birch and the Business Markets

Zayo scooped up some more fiber - dark fiber this time. Zayo adds 1,200 route miles of dark fiber that hits Chicago,Des Moines, Omaha and Denver in its acquisition of Fiberlink LLC. No financial details were available from privately...

Vocalocity Acquired by Vonage

Rich Tehrani has a good analysis of Vonage finally getting in the B2B space by acquiring Vocalocity. Vonage is acquiring Vocalocity for "$130 million, including $105 million in cash and $25 million in Vonage common stock." It is interesting...

TWC Surprises Everyone by Buying DukeNet

TW Cable surprised everyone by buying DukeNet for $600 million in cash to gain access to the 8,700 mile fiber network which will help TWC hit more businesses. All cablecos realize that growth will come from the business market....

RingCentral IPO and Other Activity

The US dollar isn't worth what it used to be. Twitter has an IPO filed that estimates the value at almost $13B. Twitter is still growing and on target for $1B in revenue but is losing about $110-$150 million...

Broadvox Sells Cloud Business to Fusion

According to a Broadvox press release, Fusion Telecom (OTC:FSNN) signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire the "Broadvox retail business services' assets and operations. Under the terms of this Agreement, Fusion will be integrating key staff, platforms and network...

A Laborious Weekend for Bankers

A weekend of labor by bankers and telecom execs resulted in two purchases. Verizon finally was able to rest full control of VZW out of Vodafone. However, it cost VZ $130 Billion to do that. Vodafone's 45% ownership of...

AT&T Taking a Leap

Bloomberg reported over the weekend that AT&T was going to buy Leap Wireless - for the spectrum of course - for about $1.2B. "San Diego-based Leap also has $2.8 billion in net debt." Which will be added to AT&T's already...

Birch is Buying Ernest

The 19th acquisition for Birch was announced today. According to the press release, "Birch has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the client base, accounts receivable and physical assets of Ernest Communications." This move comes less than a month...

CloudTC and N-Able Acquired

"Australian-owned IP PBX systems company, Vixtel, has completed the acquisition of Silicon Valley based glass phone developer, CloudTC, for an undisclosed figure," according to news reports. I really liked this phone when it came out. It was ahead of the...

M&A: 3 UC Deals and a Cable

Well, it was quiet, but now M&A is heating up with the weather. "Private equity firm GTCR has acquired NewWave Communications from Pamlico Capital." NewWave is a cable company in the Midwest with 90,000 subs. Iotum acquired FreeConference.com when it...

One Deal And One Bullhorn

UNSI has been in the news lately. It was originally American Broadband, reselling DSL nationally. Then it changed its name to United Network Services, Inc. and became a facilities-based carrier, with 18 Points of Presence (PoPs) and interconnections (and NNIs)...

2 Acquisitions

Two acquisitions to mention. iTalk acquired RocketVoIP. iTalk is know for its sleeve to turn an iPod Touch into a VoIP phone. RocketVoIP was an OTT (over-the-top) VoIP provider that offered unlimited international plans. It is an interesting combination. Unlimited...

I Was All Set with SoftSprint

I was already calling it SoftSprint or SprintSoft when Softbank announced a deal to buy 70% of Sprint for $20.1 Billion. Now Charlie Ergen has decided to make an offer for the whole company at $25.5 Billion. DISH is sitting...

What Did I Miss?

After making the news for supposedly canceling tele-working (which they only did for 200 distracted employees), Yahoo is not acquiring. First, Y! bought Jybe, a social recommendation site. Now, "Yahoo announced it is snagging the mobile news reader Summly, created...

Some Interesting Reads

Zayo CEO Dan Caruso wrote a good blog titled "Is Bandwidth Production Lucrative?". In the wake of Jim Crowe stepping down at Level3, Caruso's analysis of the fiber players in an interesting read.Personally, I think these CEOs - Crowe, Hesse,...

Big Moves

You probably heard that Dell went private via Microsoft, Silver Lake and Michael Dell [Dell and Channelnomics]. Why go private? Because Dell's main business is tanking and being public is too transparent for a company in transition as Dell is....

Monday Morning Quarterback

The 49ers got robbed by the refs twice in the last 3 minutes of the game. And the viewers got robbed because most of those commercials sucked. Just my opinion of course.But we start Monday with Oracle buying Acme Packet...

CallWave Patent Suits and a Rumored Acquisition

At ITEXPO East in Miami Beach, where the parties are never ending it seems. No one thing says this but having spoken with quite a few people and adding it up myself, it looks like Leonid may get bought by...

We Start the Year With Mergers

Two Tampa companies merge "to create a Hybrid SuperVAR" (whatever that is). Vology acquired Bayshore Technologies. Vology is a hardware reseller. Bayshore Tech is systems integrator and will provide professional services for the combined company. AVIS is acquiring ZipCar...

Last Merger of 2012 - Maybe

Sidera is merging with Lightower - to compete more effectively with the RBOCs, according to IBT.The merger is being done by Berkshire Partners, a VC firm with no connection to Bershire Hathaway. It is a $2.2B deal. Both Lightower and...
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