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How Will the Consolidation Affect Sales?

If everyone did integration in a similar fashion to the XO-Verizon deal, it would be great. Slow and steady. It isn't a sprint; it is a marathon. No confusion or chaos. The channel folks even seemed happy about it,...

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...

After Show Tidbits (Part 2453)

Item 1: Deloitte acquired most of the assets of Day1 Solutions Inc., a cloud consulting firm to provide deeper cloud expertise. CIO Magazine explains, "Deloitte needs Day1 for the same reason Accenture needs Genfour, Genpact needs Rage Frameworks and...

Windstream Bites Again

Windstream just finished the paperwork on closing EarthLink. Now they are buying Broadview Networks in an all cash deal for $227M, of which $161M is to pay debt. [WIND gets $183M in NOLs though and 4.6x 2016 OIBDA, for...

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...

Telecom Tidbits #2442

TDS made an acquisition. "TDS Broadband Service LLC, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., and operated by TDS Telecom (TDS), announces the signed purchase agreement for InterLinx Communications LLC and its subsidiary Tonaquint Networks LLC in Southern...

As the Telecom World Spins

It is happening so fast. Here's this week in M&A: FPL Fibernet got bought by Crown Castle Still have the Verizon-XO merger comingtoo. Rumor that Windstream is looking to buy Earthlink Onvoy is getting Inteliquent Broadsoft took VoIP Logic...

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...

Copper is Coming to an End

After writing about outages being the new normal, I received a letter from the cableco about battery replacement for my voice line (SIP from separate cable modem). As I watch Hurricane Matthew, I wonder how many elderly and infirm...

Your Commissions Were Cut

This is a mix of a news + humor + rant + snark. How are your commissions holding up? You know, on that legacy stuff you sold? According to reports from agents, Sprint is cutting legacy commissions to 5%....

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...

UC Tidbits #2441

So many pieces of news about the UCaaS and UC&C segment that I just wanted to cover the highlights (with links) for your perusal. New ReportsWeb Global UC&C study: "The global market is gradually experiencing the transition from legacy...

Windstream Complains About XO-VZ Deal

Windstream (and a couple other telcos) is complaining about the acquisition of XO by Verizon. "About 50 percent of the Ethernet circuits Windstream buys from XO, or about 32 percent of its Ethernet expense with XO is provisioned as...

Winstream's Blunder Customers, Agents Are Paying For

In the news, Windstream on its trek up-market is plowing through a field of customers and partners. "In December, Windstream sent letters to 171 small-to-midsized business (SMB) customers and their partners explaining that negative or low-margin accounts would be...

By the Numbers

Some interesting stats I have seen. Saw stats that Vonage has 514,000 business seats. "Birch recently announced the addition of 80,000 buildings to its Metro-Fiber network in November 2015." I wonder which cable provider they signed a wholesale agreement....

Momentum Trolls Windstream (Going Up-Market)

I received this email yesterday from Momentum with the letter attached (with far too much private info not blacked out.) "As many of you already know, Windstream is eradicating their SMB Business (Customers billing under $1500) and sending them...

Channel Partner Take-aways from CVX

Channel Vision Expo is collocated with ITEXPO. This year MSP Expo was also collocated and Microcorp's Partner learning experience was down the street. (Telarus had an event the week before and Metro Connect for carrier execs was in Miami...

End of Year Summary (Tidbits part 2426)

Lots of lists and best of posts out there. I am just going to run through the tidbits that I thought were interesting. Citrix bought the auto-attendant in the cloud company, Grasshopper, earlier this year for about $161.5 M...

The Commission Revenue Spiral

I received an email today about the channel strategy for 2016 for Windstream: WIND is NOT paying agents for any new order under $1500. I wrote about this when I first heard in October. No idea how this will...

Where is the Channel Going?

There have been several announcements lately about channel programs from Windstream, AT&T, InterNap, Integra and others. In a few cases, the announcements are in defense of reduction in force. In the wake of layoffs, the carriers are defending their...

3 Big Changes Today

The first big change is at Comptel. It has re-branded as INCOMPAS under the new association management team and fairly new CEO, former Sen. Chip Pickering. With twitter, Netflix and Google as sponsors of Comptel Plus and members of...

News Tidbits Part 2920

Alan Percy at Dialogic has a nice write up of our panel about Open Source for service providers from ITEXPO. The panel discussion with Dialogic, XO and Netsapiens was so good that I am sorry it was not recorded....

What's Up With the Data Center?

This morning there is an article that "RDG Capital Fund Management, the investment vehicle of Russell Glass and a significant shareholder of Internap, put out a public call today citing shareholder support for a sale of the company," InterNAP....

News Tidbits Part 2917

Windstream's telecommunications network assets were spun off into a REIT named Communications Sales and Leasing, Inc. that is trading on Nasdaq as symbol CSAL today. Comcast removed itself from the $45B acquisition of TWC. Both the DOJ and the...
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