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Birch is Scooping up AstroTel

AstroTel, a Sarasota, FL based CLEC,sued Verizon for anti-trust in March this year (2011). Apparently, this case is going as well as its management predicted, because AstroTel just announced:“AstroTel has entered into a definitive agreement with Birch Communications, Inc for Birch...

What is Wrong with AT&T

In recent weeks, AT&T has been hit with a blizzard of bad news.It's 3Q2011 earnings were off estimates. It's merger with T-Mobile is looking less and less likely with the FCC report, its own smoking gun and the DOJ trial....

11 Top Stories in Telecom in 2011

Here’s my take on the Top 11 stories in telecom of 2011.1. Shane McNamara being named VP of the Indirect Channel at XO. It was a shock pick for many in the industry.2. TNCI Bankruptcy! I understand that the reseller...

LightSquare, GPS, ADTRAN and West

ADTRAN "announced today that it plans to acquire, through an asset sale and purchase agreement, the Nokia Siemens Networks fixed line Broadband Access business (BBA), and associated professional services and network management solutions. The planned acquisition would include the Broadband...

A Final Note on ATT-T-Mobile

Great quote from this Bloomberg article, "We don’t have any confidence that we are spending all this time and effort and the taxpayers’ money and that we’re not being spun," U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle in Washington said. Every lawsuit,...

MicroCorp Acquires Another

Master Agent MicroCorp announced yesterday another acquisition (following the purchase of 5 Star Communications in June).Combined the Company will be the largest Telecom Agency on the East Coast.MicroCorp will also expand its portfolio by signing a strategic partnership agreement with...

Mergers Cost Jobs

In the wake of AT&T getting caught misleading the federal agencies about the benefits of its merger with T-Mobile (FCC report here), we see that the merger of PAETEC and Windstream has already resulted in job losses.Windstream cuts 58 jobs...

A Bad Day for AT&T

The FCC released its order today declaring that the AT&T-T-Mobile merger was not good for consumer, public good or competition. And AT&T was not pleased that the FCC released the Staff Analysis - all 157 pages of it.AT&T probably didn’t...

L3 Sells Coal Mine

Not many people knew that Level3 owned a coal mining operation. It was sold off last week. I do not know if L3 still owns the software integration business. (I can't find any indications in the earnings reports.)According to the...

AT&T Sneaks One In

AT&T sneaks in a note that says they set aside $4B for a break-up fee during the Thanksgiving break. AT&T withdrew its petition from the FCC as they wait to see what happens with the DOJ and the lawsuit. UPDATE:...

3 Things to Watch for in The Channel in 2012

2011 has yielded some surprising momentum for the Channel. With the cable industry, cloud providers and so many other companies making more commitments to the Channel. I think that there are 3 things we need to watch for in The...

Presidio, Best Buy Make Acquisitions

Big day at Best But as they buy out the stake in Carphone UK and pick up an MSP.< br/>Bloomberg reports, “Best Buy Co., the world’s largest consumer-electronics retailer, agreed to buy Carphone Warehouse Group Plc (CPW)’s stake in their...

So Who is Going to Buy XO?

I got asked this question again today: Who is going to buy XO? I think we can almost all agree that Carl Icahn would like to sell his company.XO had 2010 revenue of $1.5 billion, only $8 million more than...

E-Solutions for Sale?

Someone asked me this morning if I knew who bought E-Solutions in Tampa. Oops! I didn’t know they were for sale. E-Solutions operates Tier 3 data centers in the beer can building, better known as the location in The Punisher...

EarthLink Buys Some Synergy

EarthLink is buying two divisions from Synergy Global Solutions: its IT Solution Center, a 24-7 help desk and network operations center, and its cloud-hosted application business, according to Buffalo News.EarthLink gets relationships with about 120 VAR’s that laready sell the...

So PAETEC is in the WIND

A majority of PAETEC shareholders voted yes to Windstream’s offer.  It looks like Level3 and EarthLink won’t be grabbing Paetec. There are other CLEC’s to grab, especially Icahn’s XO that just let 400 employees go.Meanwhile, Network Billing Systems (NBS), “a...

Oracle Says RightNow

What surprised me about Oracle buying RightNow was that RightNow was worth $1.43B! My impression of RightNow was just a small CRM software-as-a-service comapny. Whoops! Just goes to show that you can’t watch hundreds of companies.RightNow positions itself, not as...

Will Paetec End up in the Wind

PAETEC has a bid on the table from Windstream for a stock swap. The board of PAETEC will vote on it at the end of October. Some shareholders are so not happy with the bid value that lawyers and analysts...

360, OpenRange and Hosting.com

It looks like Zayo Group is going to buy 360 Networks. Back in May, Zayo and 360 entered into a long-term dark fiber deal that must have set off talks of an acquisition. (It explains why 360 was too busy...

The Sprint Rumor Mill

We all know that Sprint is finally getting the iPhone - the 4S, not the 5. Is that really so terrible? apparently, Sprint had to guarantee $20B worth of iPhones - about 30 million phones over 4 years. Depending on...

The Latest in VoIP Updates

There is just so many press releases. I’d say news but much of it is not new (that is to say innovative) or really news worthy other than as tidbits of info to keep up on the sector.Metaswitch got into...

The Banker Speaks

At Cloud Communications Summit at ITEXPO this week in Austin, Q Advisors a luncheon keynote. Q Advisors has been involved in quite a few M&A transactions this year with Cloud Comm companies. Micheal Quinn was the speaker. He said a...

Point1 Joins Pac-West

Pac-West Telecomm has merged with UniPoint Holdings (Point1). The combination of the wholesale business units will allow these two companies to better serve the marketplace, according to a press release. Interesting combo, but it certainly helps to bolster both companies...

A Couple of M&A Items

It seems that Apple put in a bid for Dropbox for $800M (for $100M in revenue). But Dropbox decided to get another round of funds and think IPO instead. [BusinessInsider]Cablevision will resell Sprint wireless service through its Optimum Business unit....

A Little Merger Opposition

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) held a news conference to oppose the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. According to this report, "At the news conference, Conyers said, "I've never seen a merger that didn't lose jobs." .... At...
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