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It's a Mobile Monday

It's a mobile Monday as I get set to pack up to head to ITEXPO East 2012 in Miami Beach. Yahoo was being Yahoo this morning as it announced - in the same breath - that it has launched a...

Woes: AT&T, Spectrum, Yahoo, RIM

How badly does AT&T need spectrum now that the T-Mobile deal is dead? According to analysts (who are likely just trying to get press and pump up some stocks so they can make short term gains), AT&T has to make...

Thought of the Day

In what other business industry would make it so flaming difficult to give revenue to?CenturyLink just issued Channel Rules of Engagement (part II): “CenturyLink Channel Alliance, in conjunction with the Savvis Alliances partner program, has developed Phase II of the...

2 Data Center Deals and some links

Yesterday I mentioned that Gladstone is the new landlord for one of Expedient’s data centers. Today, zColo (of the Zayo Group) “acquired MarquisNet’s data-center business in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 28,000 square foot data center, located at 7185 Pollock Drive,...

Verizon's Bad Month

VZW has had three outages this month. The third outage on its LTE network today (12/28/11). There was another LTE outage on 12/21 and VZ Long Distance in Florida was down on 12/8/11. Then yesterday VZW announced that it would charge a convenience fee of...

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...

Well That Was Unsatisfying

Tuesday night was kind of the last straw. While watching CinemaNow through my LG Blu-Ray player, the movie - 30 Minutes or Less - must have stopped to buffer 10 times and actually stopped 3 times - in 90 minutes!I...

Lousy Tele-Marketing

I received a call from 954-960-8681 just now that said they were calling about my phone bill.  He said that I may not pay VZ directly but we are delivering your service. That's our landline. Eliminate the middle man. I told him I...

How does the Verizon Strike Affect Agents

From notices from both Netwolves and Microcorp about the Verizon workers strike.Effective yesterday, two unions - the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - representing 45,000 workers at Verizon announced an immediate strike. The strike...

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...

A Little Anti-Trust Rant

A CLEC filed suit against VZ for anti-trust this week. For those of you unfamiliar with operating a CLEC, ISP or OTT VoIP company, let me explain what I have seen over 11 years of servicing this industry.Ma Bell has...

Local CLEC Sues Verizon for Anti-Trust

AstroTel, a local CLEC in Sarasota, FL, filed the complaint in federal court in the Middle District of Florida against Verizon Communications, Inc. and Verizon Florida, LLC for repeated violations of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, the Lanham Act, and the RICO...

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...

The Hosted UC Script

I'm at Enterprise Connect (formerly VoiceCon) where the talk is all about CLOUD. (Surprise!) Cloud Communications from Cisco, Avaya, Shoretel (Untangling Complexity), Microsoft Lync, Sprint, IBM, Smoothstone, XO and Verizon. I didn't see a MITEL booth but at least 5...

Verizon Changes Commissions

Shockingly, Verizon has dramatically changed their commission structure for 2011. The changes are effective for all orders issued into Verizon's legacy system after 1/1/2011. Commissions have moved from a Residual and Acquisition structure, to an all Acquisition (up-front) structure. Commissions...

VZ Buys Terremark for $1.4B

I was shocked last night when I read that VZ had purchased Terremark for $1.4B. It reminded me of MCI Worldcom buying Intermedia just to acquire the Digex assets. It really is all about Cloud these days! Rackspace and...

The Future of Bell DSL

AT&T announced that they “nearly” hit 3 million U-Verse TV customers. In comparison, Bell added 2.8M new wireless customers in the 4th quarter and sold 4.1 million iPhones´╗┐. Bell has 95M wireless subscribers. [see PDF]. Wireless ARPU is $62.88. Total...

Bits and Pieces

The TCA has over 370 agent members now. Certification is underway. Are you becoming a Certified Telecom Professional?  STS Telecom and Saturn Telecommunications became part of Deltacom today, which is now EarthLink Business, according to an FCC filing. STS in its...

Verizon Got a Bailout?!

The Washington Post and the Business Insider report that Verizon took federal bail-out money two weeks after CEO Ivan said No Bailout for me! ...

VZ Bumps Commissions Again

Verizon is no longer paying commissions on new or renewal POTS as of 9/1/10. This includes Mass-Market and Mid-Tier Customers. Other changes include: discontinuing commissions for Renewals for any Mass-Market customers (20 employees or less) and a decrease in commissions...

Debt and Finances

I'll readily admit that I am not a financial wizard. I am risk adverse and think that playing the stock market is like a casino (the deck is stacked against you). Then I read The Big Short by Michael Lewis...

Is FiOS Crushing Verizon?

Is Verizon getting crushed by their FiOS project?A source says that the labor force internally has shifted around so that the FiOS department is a separate stand-alone department without access from other departments. In other words, FiOS is a silo....

Verizon Starts Blocking

Comcast won in court over the FCC on the issue of traffic shaping, so Verizon started blocking ports this week. First, VZ started blocking port 25 yesterday on their FiOS and DSL networks. Now VoIP Traffic is being blocked. From...

What is With the FCC?

Julius Genachowski as Chairman of the FCC did a decent job on the framework of ideas that is called the National Broadband Plan. In it, he concluded that we would need 500 MHz of spectrum to make it happen. Notice...

Rules of Engagement

It's a sometimes funny CBS sitcom, but to Agents in the Telecom Indirect Channel, Rules of Engagement are the sometimes written policy from carriers about Channel Conflict.What is Channel Conflict?Channel Conflict is when an agent and a direct account exec...
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