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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...

HT Picks Off Big Competitor

In many ways, Wavecom was as big a competitor to the incumbent carrier in Hawaii as Oceanic TWC. A facilities-based CLEC, an ISP, a wholesaler and a Hosted PBX player. That's four areas where it was a thorn in HT's...

Masergy Buys Broadcore

I knew Broadcore was in play, just like many of the Cloud Communications Alliance members. Masergy has a strategy to be more than an MPLS reseller. Picking up Broadcore gives Masergy "Demand for business-class cloud communications is growing at a rapid...

The Mobile Master Agent

There is a lot of chatter in the Channel about Transactional agents being replaced by VAR's and Consultative Agents. I see Master Agents having to do a similar dance real soon.Tech Data is one of the largest VAD (value added...

Microsoft Buys Yammer for $1.2B

Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 Billion. Yammer is supposed to add Social Media to Sharepoint." Yammer now has more than 5 million corporate users, including employees at 85 percent of the Fortune 500. The service allows employees to join a...

My Favorite CRM Gets J2'ed

There is a CRM system that comes with dial-in help (as the Optional VIP Sales Assistant Support of the Gold package). That's right! Salespeople can call in to an assistant that will type in the info and ask for whatever...

The New VoIP Giant

8x8 has hit $100 million in annual revenue making them the number 2 hosted VoIP provider (behind Comcast).  8X8 put up some good numbers last quarter.At $100M, the company has proven that they can organically grow revenue. The churn is...

So Much Stuff I Can't Get To

So many things to write about but just not enough time. Leap Wireless gets the iPhone 4S under its Cricket brand to sell without subsidy for $500! Let's see how that works. It does come with No Contract though....

JAB May Buy Keyon

"Its a typical situation in these typical times..." Dave Matthews BandIt seems that ISP roll-ups just don't last long. Volaris anyone? This story has a Tampa flavor, since KeyOn Communications Holdings Inc., acquired Broadsoft's second customer ever, CommX, in June...

Polycom Gets Some Cash

So Polycom announced that they will "divest its enterprise wireless voice solutions business to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. for gross proceeds of approximately $110 million in cash." I was confused by this until I realized it is...
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