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Sangoma Picks Up a Distributor

Sangoma Technologies Corporation is buying Buffalo-based VoIP Supply. VoIP Supply is a distributor of the hardware that goes with VoIP including phones, switches, headsets, et al. Apparently the privately help distributor "in fiscal 2018, will be accretive, will add...

Telecom Tidbits # 2457

Some help with Robocalls. Pass it along. Private equity firm, TPG, last year acquired RCN and Grande. Now they are grabbing Wave Broadband in the Northwest for $2.36B. They will combine all 3 - Wave, Grande and RCN -...

Like Cars in the 1950s

Did you know that from 1920-1960 there were hundreds of US auto manufacturers? Then it collapsed to just 5 - Ford, GM, Chrysler, AMC and Studebaker, according to Wikipedia. Most of the collapse was due to the Big 3...

Will Broadview Help Windstream?

In this CRN interview** with Austin Herrington, senior director of product management at Windstream, the strategy is laid out. Was it just October that Windstream let its small business customers go? At that time didn't they tell the partner...

Is Amazon Going to Buy Vonage?

Amazon rolled out Chime, a Webex and GoToMeeting knock-off with Vonage as its partner for consumers and small biz. It turns out that Level3 is the partner for enterprise. At EC17, Amazon launched a self-serve cloud contact center. (Once...

Telecom Tidbits (part # 2450)

Amazon Using Trojan Horse Approach To Go After Smartphone Voice Market. Amazon is agressively pursuing the voice personal assistant market, focusing primarily on the short-term outlook of market penetration of Amazon Echo and Alexa. Amazon may have failed in...

4 Problems with the UC Market

On a LinkedIn blog, Telarus co-founder Patrick Oborn writes about the fact that 72% of businesses have not transitioned to cloud communications. 72%!!! After 15 years, 2000+ providers can only take a 28% handhold in the market? The growth...

Yes, Fonality, I am Skeptical (of the VoIP Sector)

Apparently, one slightly snarky tweet and a single line item in Tidbits - "A head scratcher: Fonality got bought by Netfortis. Asterisk and Genband." - was annoying to the provider being acquired. I spoke to five people in the...

ITEXPO: The UC Outlook

The future of UC is bright says a number of executives at UCaaS providers. But is it? I spoke with a few VoIP executives including CoreDial at ITEXPO. There are two separate layers: cheap voice or POTS replacement and...

Desk Phones and Other Legacy Services

"The deskphone market has been left for dead by many but there is still room in the space for the device to evolve and become become a more integral part of your UC strategy," writes TMC's CEO, Rich Tehrani....

What Do Buyers Want?

I have written about retails troubles before, but this KPMG global survey asks 18,430 consumers about their most recent online shopping experiences. "Today's consumer no longer goes shopping, but is shopping, all the time and everywhere. And in a...

Two New VoIP Offerings

IDT is an international LD company doing about a billion bucks globally. Last year, it finally entered the Hosted VoIP world through its Net2Phone brand. Net2Phone launched in the channel. Net2Phone also launched an inbound service (like Google Voice...

Tidbits #2444 (Telecom and Otherwise)

There are too many VoIP and UCaaS providers. Consolidation is required in this space. I think UCaaS has to shift into Voice/Dial-tone (POTS replacement or SIP Trunking with some features) and some collaboration platform. The way it is now...

VeloCloud Responds

After my latest SD-WAN article posted, I received an email from VeloCloud's VP of Marketing, Mike Wood. We jumped on a call to discuss his concerns. Wood corrected that Velocloud decided not to sell direct but to use a...

It is All Distribution Now

Yesterday I saw AVNET advertise 172,000 partners globally. Tech Data has mentioned 62K+. Sandler Partners said they had more than 4,000 sales partners. TCG serves more than 1500 agents. RingCentral's channel head penned a post about the strategy to...

UCaaS Round-Up (Tidbits 2443)

Nextiva, a Broadsoft powered ITSP, announced at their user conference that it has released a new UC&C or Workplace Comms platform that they created internally named NextOS. Nextiva has 100K SMB customers. It is surprising that they didn't make...

Marketing Lesson from the Election

A couple of marketing lessons from the campaign. (Non-political). If your Brand is broken, run a Branding campaign not a negative campaign. When your brand is broken -- maybe your uptime is three eights instead of nines or maybe...

Another Acquisition in VoIP

This M&A is in what I consider wholesale as the private equity firm that owns Onvoy, GTCR, is acquiring Inteliquent for about $800M, a 37% premium to Inteliquent's closing stock price. Interesting, $90M in revenue for $800M. Inteliquent was...

Is UCaaS Growing?

The latest financials came out in the last week. Let's examine if UCaaS is growing. RingCentral Office annualized exit recurring software subscriptions (ARR) grew 39% year-over-year to $316.8 million. RC says they are growing margins and revenue, while also...

Broadsoft Goes Deep in White-Label

These acquisitions are coming faster than I can type!!! Sheesh! Broadsoft is buying VoIP Logic! This is ironic because when BSFT bought Intellinote and made a bunch of announcements about spreading BroadCloud and BroadBusiness, I remarked they should just...

2 Big Mergers and a Smaller One

In 2000, AOL bought Time Warner for $164 Billion, an outrageous amount of money fueled by the dot com bubble. It was the worst merger in history. AOL was spun off in 2009 and was acquired by Verizon in...

Tidbits #2440

Consolidation continues in the VoIP space. Velis4 has been acquired by a company called Globalgig. Ernest Cunningham will be the CEO of the combined company, while Anthony Jett, Velis4's current CEO, becomes the COO. Globalgig brings a global vision...

Tidbits #2439

Sonus bought Taqua for about $20 million. Taqua builds a Class 4/5 voice switch that has been around a long while with 400 customers globally (a little less than BSFT). "Total revenue was $28.3 million and $25.2 million for...

The State of UC&C - Part 3

I have a lot of snippets on the UCAAS and UC&C space to share, in no certain order. We have seen consolidation in the contact center space - ININ-Genesys and others. It isn't over yet. There are too many...

Freemium UCaaS by OnSIP

One of the early adopters of WebRTC is an ITSP with 45,000 customers out of NYC called OnSIP. OnSIP recently launched a Freemium model for UCaaS for businesses. I got to speak with the CTO and Co-founder, John Riordan,...
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