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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...

A Little Bit of Tuesday News

365 Main returns to the data center space with its completed $75 million acquisition of 16 data centers, in the US from Equinix. Some Equinix execs came along with the acquisition. The data centers - located in Buffalo, Chicago,...

2 Small Acquisitions

Zayo just can't help themselves. Zayo is spending $22 million to acquire Litecast/Balticore, LLC. "Litecast owns and operates the leading Baltimore metropolitan fiber network, connecting over 110 on-net buildings, including all of the city's major data centers and carrier hotel...

Telovations is Getting Acquired!

As the Hosted PBX space is finally gaining traction, carriers are buying instead of building. ShoreTel bought M5. Comcast long ago bought NGT. Even Broadsoft bought a service provider, Adaption Technologies. It's public: Bright House Networks, a top 10 MSO,...

Moves and Changes This Week

Cisco announced plans to acquire Meraki, a managed Wi-Fi company, for about $1.2B.Broadsoft announced UC One and now Rich Communications Services (RCS) to be added to its BroadCloud SAAS platform. [UCStrategies]After Softbank put $20B into Sprint, Sprint turns around and...

Promises Broken and Unenforced

When SBC went to buy BellSouth in 2006, then CEO Whiteacre assured Congress that the merger would be good for consumers and broadband. [HuffPro has a good story about it]This has been the trouble with the FCC: the FCC has...

An Agent's take on Level3

"Telecom is no stranger to change." Moreso today than ever, huh? Yesterday, Chris Palermo of GCN, a telecom brokerage firm, was on a panel with Level3 discussing the Global Crossing-Level3 integration at Microcorp's One-on-One event.Palermo gave some advice to agents...

Moves by AT&T

"An industry executive argues that service providers face becoming "irrelevant" to consumers, though it might be unusual to hear it said in public," writes Gary Kim. It is the same argument - dumb pipe versus value added reseller.While VZ and...

Zayo Grabs First

First Communications came to my attention as a long distance company a few years ago. Since then it has sold off its LD business and focused on its regional fiber business. Zayo is going to acquire First Comm. for $110M....

Money, Market, Launch - News

I can't always write about everything happening, so here are some tidbits:The TCA added 17 more members at the CPExpo in Orlando as the TCA closes in on 550 members - about 200 of whom have signed up to get...

The Fall of the CLECs

With the T1 market being overrun by the cable companies, CLEC's are struggling to find footing. They need to go cloud, but are struggling. It is times like this when they wish they had a brand. Branding would help them...

Sprint Missed the Boat

MetroPCS was in a hurry to get hitched. With 30 fast approaching, MetroPCS dated Sprint then got engaged to T-Mobile USA. Gary Kim has a nice graph of how T-Mobile will still be 4th after this acquisition, but a closer...

Buying or Being Bought: Sprint

In March, Craig Moffett of Bernstein Research announced that Sprint would end up in bankruptcy. MSN reports, "After assigning a 50% likelihood in March that Sprint would end up in bankruptcy as it raced to build a national wireless network...

Cloud Will Be About Integration

John Zanni, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing and Alliances at Parallels, spoke at the 6th TCA Channel Chief Summit in Orlando. Zanni presented on studies that Parallels has conducted globally about the SMB space and cloud services. That data...

The Renaming of Things

M5 Networks, the Hosted UC company that Shoretel bought, was renamed Shoretel Sky.Smoothstone was renamed West IP Communications."The Rural Cellular Association has rebranded its organization as the Competitive Carrier Association to help all competitive carriers compete more effectively against the...

Equinix Sells Off Data Centers

"Equinix today announced plans to sell 16 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers located throughout the United States to an investment group consisting of 365 Main, Crosslink Capital and Housatonic Partners in a transaction valued at approximately $75 million. After...

Another Unpopular Decision is the Tale of the FCC

don't think the FCC has ever had a popular decision. As far as I have seen, every decision they make ends up in court. TELRIC, Brand-X (DSL and Cable access for ISP's), CBS Nipplegate, Tennis Channel versus Comcast, AT&T-T-Mobile...

CenturyLink Merger Mania Does Add Up

"CenturyLink Inc.'s (CTL) second-quarter earnings fell 36% amid early-debt extinguishment and weaker margins, though the telecom company's revenue was boosted by an acquisition," writes the WSJ. "Revenue increased 4.7% to $4.61 billion, mostly as its Savvis acquisition added $278 million,...

Birch Grabs Another Small CLEC

Birch is expanding in the Greater Tampa Bay market with its acquisition of Daystar. Birch recently completed its acquisition of AstroTel, who I was an agent for. Daystar was a facilities-based CLEC based just south of Sarasota, with a customer...

Broadsoft Goes Direct?

When I have spoken to Broadsoft customers, there has often been speculation that Broadsoft would have to go direct. The hope at the Cloud Communications Alliance was that all of them would be merged into one retail company. Did something...

What's Up With Level3?

What's up with Level3? Not its income or free cash flow. (But its long term debt is up to $8.426B). The acquisition of Global Crossing was going to fix all of that - or so they said. The brains behind...

The Fight Over Spectrum Dominance

It looks like the FCC is going to approve the Verizon acquisition of the SpectrumCo - cable companies alliance - spectrum. Competitors are hoping for conditions on the deal, including conditions on the marketing deal that the joint-venture is designed...
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