Category Archives: Carriers

Merger, Acquisition Change Telecom

Merger, Acquisition Change Telecom in 2016 Merge,  acquisition changes dominated the telecom industry in 2016.   Several leading carriers launched merger, acquisition projects.  While some companies merged to create more competitive companies, others acquired competitors to stay afloat.  Most noteworthy, strategic M&A goals were launched to compete with disruptive threats and innovative challenges in telecom technology. […]

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CenturyLink Joins Forces with Level 3

SIP Services – Update on CenturyLink Level 3 Acquisition   Century Link revealed plans to purchase Level 3 in late October for $34 billion.   Together, the two companies will offer a combination of cloud and data services (including SIP) for businesses over a wide-reaching, high speed network. According to Telecompeitor.com, “If CenturyLink’s plan to […]

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Role of Telecom Providers is Changing

Telecom Providers are in the Midst of Massive Changes. What is the Telecom Provider’s Role in a Digital Economy?  Disruptive and innovative technologies are all-pervading in all vertical industries. I see the impact changing roles and innovations have my our business customers as well as on my own company, Caleidoscope Solutions.   I am always […]

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Data Center Sell Off

Why are Large Carriers selling off Data Centers? According to insider sources, selling off data centers still does not alleviate operations headaches!   Read the following article by www.networkworld.com and gain insights into the behind the scenes challenges of cloud data centers.   In an article on March 10, 2016, networkworld.com‘s article about data center […]

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Wireline Assets

Are Wireline Assets Being Neglected? December 15, 2015 Greg Facemyer and Joe Derella’s article in www.nj.com stresses real life challenges of businesses in rural New Jersey towns impacted by Verizon’s service availability. Can you imagine trying to conduct business in today’s world with no high-speed Internet access, no cellular phone service, and landline telephone service […]

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Global VoIP Market

Canada is in the Top 10 of Global VoIP Market Users. It is interesting to see how other countries are utilizing VoIP services to win the race in a war to win global business customers. The following articles offer glimpses into the current state of the global VoIP market in Canada. October 01, 2015 An […]

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Special Access Challenged

Special Access Discount for Wholesale Customers is challenged by the FCC. October 9, 2015  According to an article released today in Fierce Telecom, by Sean Buckley …”In an FCC filing, Verizon said that a recent joint letter filed by BT, Birch and Level 3 does not offer any new evidence that its pricing plans are […]

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CenturyLink to Slash 1,000 Jobs

CenturyLink Says it Will Not Backfill Positions August 10, 2015  The CEO is quoted as saying the company is “positioning CenturyLink to drive stronger sales, strategic revenue growth and improved operating cash flow.” Fierce Telecom announced today that CenturyLink will be cutting 1,000 jobs nationwide over the coming weeks. CenturyLink spokesman Mark Molzen wrote in […]

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FairPoint Shares Price Drops

FairPoint Shares Drops by -1.85% July 13, 2015 FairPoint Communications, Inc. has lost 1.85% during the past week and dropped 8.7% in the last 4 weeks. Currently, the company Insiders own 3.5% of FairPoint shares according to a report by thedailyrover.com. In the past six months, there is a change of -0.36% in the total […]

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POTS Lines in Jeopardy

POTS Customer Threatened by Verizon July 10, 2015   According to an article today written by Sean Buckley of Fierce Telecom, Verizon has reportedly threatened to terminate copper POTS service to a customer that refuse to change to fiber connectivity. Read about what media sources are reporting today about the potential of Verizon POTS services under […]

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