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Should Hosted UC Providers Offer Network?

Stage 2 just announced a Northeast build of an MPLS network. Telesphere has one too. West IP, too. Why do these Hosted UC companies need to offer network? For some, it is a way to handle Quality of Service, which...

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)...

Growing Out an IT Business

This is a slide from EarthLink's earnings presentation. Basically, telecom spending is flat and it is roughly 11% of what companies spend on IT services. So if you were looking for growth where would you turn? Oh, yeah, IT...

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...

Tidbits About the GC-L3 Combo

I sat through a 65 slide presentation from Level3 about the integration of Global Crossing. The stats are nice for trivia night. Maybe someday CVX will hold a Telecom Jeopardy so I can use this trivia to win prizes. Level3...

The Incumbent Mindset

I'm heading to NYC next week to attend Seth Godin's seminar. It is always worth the trip to me. From his Domino Project newsletter today, a little insight:"It happens to just about every industry, from hard drives to furniture--the insurgents,...

NetWolves Wins Managed Services Deal Worth $1.9M!!!

NetWolves announced alst week that they signed a Charter School Management Group for a three-year contract worth $1.9M. This opportunity came from the Channel.US Telecom Group, a sub-agent of PlanetOne, teamed with NetWolves to design the solution that won the...

EarthLink's Sweet Spot

I learned a few things at the EarthLink training today in Tampa. EarthLink has 175K business customers and about 3 Million consumers, most of them dial-up customers, providing $20M in free cash flow per month. So of the $1.3B in...

What Twitter Told Me This Week

I get a lot of articles off twitter. Too many to write about all of them so I am just going to drop some on you here. Please be advised that the FUSF rate for Q1 of 2012 has increased...

What Will You Be Selling in 2012?

Most channel executives will tell you that the 2 biggest products for 2012 will be MPLS and SIP.  It makes sense since the PSTN is being phased out as the telecom infrastructure turns to an all-IP network. It also makes...

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...

The Panel of 5

How does an agent distinguish between five CLEC's if the channel heads of those five companies spend much of an hour saying, "I agree" and "What she said". That's what happened at the carrier executive panel at the Microcorp One-on-One...

Ethernet is Spreading

So many notices this week about Ethernet. It’s the preferred protocol for most businesses. (No one wants to buy a DS3 card and configure it, I guess). Ethernet is becoming more and more available as the delivery protocol for Internet...

Go Abroad

The last year or so has seen a fair amount of agent interest in global connections. The world is flat, right? Globalization and all that?Level 3  - Can do IP-VPN and E-1s in the UK, plus international MPLSACC Business - International...

Overheard in Vegas

Telesphere hired Andy Abramson's PR firm, Communicano. AireSpring rolled out Meshed MPLS. What's that? It's how you connect the MPLS networks of four carriers to be able to cost effectively deliver MPLS service to anywhere in the US. TCA now...

What's New to Sell?

Besides thinking Cloud, which is really just applications, there have been a few interesting product offerings from carriers. Here are some of them:Both AboveNet and FiberLight have some new fiber miles to sell.XO has almost 100 route miles of new...

Bundling for Stickiness

I moderated the panel at ITEXPO about The Importance of Bundling for Stickiness with Cbeyond, Broadvox and Tele-Pacific. If a carrier has a bundle and it looks like every other bundle, it quickly becomes a commodity that is sold on...

What to Ask Your Prospective VoIP Provider

If you are a VAR or telecom agent about to pick out a strategic partner to be the VoIP Provider that you work with, here are some things to ask the execs.Are you a CLEC? It isn’t a requirement to...

Sprint FMC Integration Service

According to the press release today, Sprint just annoounced Wholesale Mobile Integration. Not true. Last October at Broadsoft Connections, Sprint was talking about MVNO options like this. At the Channel Partners Expo in Vegas in february, I tracked down...

What's Up with the New MegaPath

MegaPath just completed its three-way merger with Covad and Speakeasy. I had some questions for the company and Rich Sabin, Director of Marketing, was nice enough of answer them.   1. Now that Speakeasy, Covad and MegaPath are one organization,...

Not the Way I Saw It

Speakeasy is merging with the merging Covad and Megapath in a menage of sorts, according to this press release from MegaPath. I saw New Edge Networks, the EarthLink company, joining with the other DLEC's. Didn't see this one coming. "Through...

IS MPLS HIPAA Compliant?

Speaking with Peter Davis, Partner Channel Manager in the Southeast for XO, about MPLS and HIPAA. XO recently held a webinar describing how their MPLS Solution can enable healthcare organizations to be HIPAA compliant. The wording here is important. Transport...

Top Trends for Agents

I'm in Atlanta speaking at the Microcorp One-on-One event about Trends in 2010. The three trends that I see for agents are the following: Applications, Quality of Service (QOS), and Mobile Broadband (MBB). But they are kind of inter-dependent. Ubiquious...

Why Security Will Be Priority 1

As I skim the Verizon Business 2009 Data Breach Investigations Report (PDF) to find that "295 million records were compromised and there were 90 confirmed breaches last year", I think where is the security? The Intrusion Detection Systems, the firewalls,...

VoiceCon

I spent a couple of hours at VoiceCon in the exhibit hall yesterday. The biggest surprise was VZB and Sprint. Especially Sprint. They are pimping the Wireline / Fiber with mobile integration. They had lots of new handsets. (So again...
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