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Head Count Down for the Count

The other concern at ITEXPO was all of the layoffs in telecom. The number of telecom jobs has dramatically shrunk in the last 4 years - and is still shrinking. As the industry looks at even more consolidation from...

The Channel is Shrinking

According to a study reported by Channelomics, "A new report by the Kauffman Foundation, a non-profit economic think tank, finds the number of U.S. technology companies five years or younger has fallen precipitously compared to the peak level in...

Gratitude

As we head out on our Thanksgiving break (this year coupled with Hanukkah), let's take a moment for gratitude. One element of success is an attitude of gratitude. I am grateful I have been able to make a living...

When the Fun Left Telecom

Speaking with a telecom buddy today who is on a job search. We were talking about the industry - the layoffs, the chase to the cloud, the declining prices and revenue. One rule has remained the same: Have Fun!...

Keep It Simple

If I could give you just one piece of advice it would be to Keep It Simple. Service Providers whole job (or reason for being) is to remove the technology from the user in order for the user to be...

Musical Chairs Won't Ungum the Works

There are always personnel changes but lately it looks like it has accelerated. Level3 and its channel head, Mike Jerich, parted company. MegaPath and its channel head, Eric Beller, parted company. Beller is at Sandler Partners. Simple Signal and WTG...

9 Years Ago

In May of 2004, Seth Godin asked a question: Five years from now... Assume that: Hard drive space is free. Wifi like connections are everywhere. Connections speeds are 10 to 100 times faster. Everyone has a digital camera. Everyone carries...

Are the Telcos in Trouble?

It seems that the big cable coalition - Comcast, Cox, Cablevision, Charter, TWC and Bright House - are set to grab 15-20% of the small business market by the end of the year. This same clutch of companies also offer...

Replacing Copper With Gold

CenturyLink is in a race against time, according to both analyst Jeff Kagan and the Star Tribune. It isn't just the number 3 ILEC in the country experiencing a declining revenue stream from legacy copper. Fairpoint, Frontier, Windstream and...

Why is Telecom So Old?

Saw this picture on twitter. It made me think about the lack of innovation from the telcos.For example. cellular and DSL technologies were discovered by Bell Labs in the 1960s, but didn't to market until decades later. And it...

Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry & Monopoly Power

Susan Crawford is a telecom lawyer, professor and activist (among other things). Her book about the last ten years of the telecom industry is out by Yale Press, titled "Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New...

The $14 Billion Dollar Announcement

While I don't agree with everything that Bruce writes here about AT&T's $14 Billion network spend in the next 3 years, there were a few take aways.The big one is that the ILEC's have been getting rate hikes for years...

More on the Microcorp and TDMobility Deal

Microcorp announced a deal with TDMobility (here and here). I have written about TDMobility before (most recently here and before), where I proposed that it would be a small leap for TDMobility to become a master agency. Instead, TDMobility teamed...

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...

The Definition of Insanity

You might not want to hear about my airport observations but you get one more nonetheless.Why was there heightened security at Tampa Airport? There were K9 patrols and TSA swabbed my hands for analysis. Yet the TSA personnel again outnumbered...

7.5 Things Affecting the Channel

There have been some changes in the Channel. Agents need to pay attention because this will result in even more changes in the Channel! Windstream laid off their Channel Chief, Dan Sterling. Windstream has been trimming the management fat this...

Top 10 Risks of Telecom

Ernst & Young has a report out about the Top 10 Business Risks of the Telecommunications sector. The big one is thinking voice is still going to be the bread winner. Cellcos have gotten the memo that it will be...

All About Low Price

I write about Low Price a lot. While reading a trade journal, it got me thinking again about why this industry sells on price. My thoughts: You go low price because you either don't want to take the effort...

The Replacements

Our Industry has traditionally been about selling replacement services for less money. That's why we have less revenue, debt, and the public is tired of hearing us pitch "We'll save you money."It's also why the Industry can't sell Cloud, Managed...

Poll: Cellphone Features

Cellcos have a tendency to shut off features in phones that they don't appreciate. We would have more wi-fi phones now, but cellcos didn't want phones to go off-net. Now that they have mismanaged their 2G/2.5G/3G/HPSA networks, they are re-thinking...

Transactional Agents Called Names

Over at CP, the transactional agents are being called Prostitutes and Zombies in opinion pieces. I find that sad considering that the Zombie comment comes from a guy who whined because he couldn't make huge commissions off call centers any...

Is it Cloud versus Agents?

Is it Cloud versus Agents?As an Agent, I sell bandwidth and transport almost exclusively. I am learning that the Channel does not want that business. The carriers do, but on the wholesale/carrier side. No 10GB private lines. No 1GB ports....

USTelecom Wants Forbearance for all ILECs

We once fancifully debated if the ILEC's would LET the cablecos get ahead just so they could get out from under regulations. This was 2006. Apparently, that was the plan.USTelecom is an organization made up of ILEC's. The org has...

The Telecom Ecosystem is Shifting Rapidly

The telecom ecosystem consists of a number of pieces: RBOC, ILEC, RLEC, CLEC, ISP, MSO, IXC, ITSP, MSP, data centers, Master Agents, Agents, VAR's. It is shifting.As carriers migrate from a commodity access business, so too must the master agents,...

What About Selling Cloud?

At The CPZ, the rest of the panel were cloud guys (VAR's and Hosted UC). This is a snippet of the conversation where the panel is talking about how transactional telecom sales are dead, long live the Cloud! People deemed...
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