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And So The New Year Starts

NY’s Broadsoft based Hosted VoIP Provider, Stage 2 Networks, started the new year with the acquisition of the Hosted VoIP Division of Consolidated Technologies, Inc., a New York City area Avaya partner. Stage 2 needed the growth is my take...

How Good is BYOB VoIP?

One of my coaching clients has had some issues with BYOB (bring your own broadband) ITSP's (VoIP providers) over the last couple of months. I have too. My Aastra IP phone died and I moved to an ATA, which has...

Is All Broadband Going Metered?

Many rural fixed wireless ISP’s meter their service for network management and costs reasons. The spectrum is finite, which means that wireless ISP subscribers can only get a set amount of bandwidth from that tower. The backhaul from the tower...

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...

Can I Have Siri Without the iPhone?

In this TMC article, Tammy Wolf writes about a few hot tech trends. This one is surprising.The iPhone 4S’ Siri and IVR technology: One of the most talked-about features on the all-new iPhone 4S, the virtual assistant application Siri makes...

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...

There's Disruption Everywhere

As folks move to VoIP and cell, the PSTN has to come down. Meanwhile, since fees are lower on VoIP and cell servcies, 911 centers can't afford to operate. As we move away from regulation - especially in Florida -...

Why is a Brand Important?

I had another conversation today about the declining revenues of the hyper-competitive sector of IT and telecom. Why is it a commodity? Mainly, a lack of differentiation.The idea of branding is that your value statement gets out to the marketplace....

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...

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...

Blockbuster Still Chasing Netflix

There's a lesson to be learned from Blockbuster. Blockbuster was the last standing national chain of video rental shops. It was purchased by DISH Network out of bankruptcy. Blockbuster was an example of a company that couldn't keep up with...

The Phone System is Broken (too)

The PSTN - America’s phone network - is broken. There are two main issues that bring me to say that telecom is broken: number porting and call termination.I hear complaints from VoIP Providers (and smaller CLEC’s) all the time how...

Too Much Going On

PowerNet Global (PNG) signed a wholesale agreement with LightSquared. This will be PNG’s second attempt at cellular. Back in 2005, PNG Mobile was launched as a Sprint MVNO. It didn’t pan out. Most MVNO’s failed around that time. I still...

CLEC Frustration Part II

One reason that the ILEC’s have been frustrated with CLEC’s and spend so much effort frustrating their orders is due to the Lack of Value that the CLEC’s — in general — bring to the market place.Resellers, Rebillers, switchless, UNE-P,...

Hosted VoIP Valuations

NPRG Insights suggests that hosted VoIP valuations are rising. I don’t think so. I privvy to some info that points me to the fact that many valuations are based on not revenue, but what the investors want to cash out....

Is Selling on Price Really Selling?

nQueryTelecom tweeted the following: "Virtual PBX VoIP Phone – Reduced Telecom Expenses: Virtual PBX VoIP phone systems ensure reduced telecom expense."  You can see my reply on the left. Basically, I'm tired of our industry selling on price. It is...

VoIP is Everywhere even at the FCC

All the forecasts for VoIP (and Hosted UC and Cloud) are that it is taking off and growing. That’s probably because we have over 1000 VoIP Providers and that the cablecos pretty much deliver voice as VoIP, too. Plus even...

Jobs

I was lured in to watch some of the GOP Presidential candidates debate on CNN last night. (I'll keep any comments about how the Baker Act comes to mind while watching some of them.) Then I switched over to watch...

VZW and the Open Spectrum

In the 700 MHz FCC spectrum auction 73, Google 's involvement insured that the spectrum would be Open Access. ATT ducked out of that auction to buy 700 MHz spectrum from Aloha Networks instead. VZW won $9B worth of Googlized spectrum....

The State of VoIP

Seems passe to be writing about VoIP, but that’s the overarching theme of this post. What is happening in the VoIP world?Microsoft bought Skype and announced today that Skype for Asterisk will be shuttered. Yep, looks like Skype will be...

Losses and Growth

The only thing really growing is debt.Clearwire grew revenue but also its losses.PAETEC finished swallowing CavTel to get to ~$2B in revenue but with losses. And with just 54,000 business customers. (Cbeyond has more than 58,000). Margins are 18.4% according...

Fax over IP

According to David Hiers (moderator of the VoiceOps list), “At SIPNOC I found out that SIP Forum has a pretty big project going to get FOIP/T.38 fixed once and for all. [See here].” Fax over IP like HD Voice needs...

Who Got CommPartners?

So CommPartners was split up into 2 pieces in bankruptcy: Carrier Services and Hosted PBX. The Carrier Services division was acquired by Point1, a Unipoint Holdings company.  Momentum scooped up the Hosted VoIP business for about $2M. I don't have...

VoIP Security Best Practices

There has been much talk lately about VoIP security.The FCC has a page to warn consumers and businesses alike about Voicemail hacks. (The FCC calls it Voice Mail Fraud but it’s really about hacking the voicemail system to enable toll...

Smoothstone Gets Bought

Consolidation continues in the Hosted VoIP space as West Corporation, which owns Intercall, Intrado and other businesses, acquired Smoothstone today for $120M. This is on the heels of InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation and the world's largest conferencing and...
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