To be sure, the appetite and environment for a fiber IPO seems healthy. Unlike the late 1990s, which featured a fiber glut that contributed to the dot-com bust, demand for high-bandwidth connectivity is soaring. ...More
Some big names unveiled one or more new products and services in the past two months that partners can sell. CenturyLink, Comcast, MegaPath, HP and Cbeyond were among those to roll out new solutions that can make partners money. ...More
Level 3-tw telecom. Birch-Cbeyond. AT&T-DirecTV. Those were just three mega mergers announced by communications titans last quarter. And a yet-to-be-announced deal between Sprint and T-Mobile might have received the most attention. ...More
Still, there could be some rough spots. Analysts from ATLANTIC-ACM, NPRG, MachNation and AMI-Partners give their takes on the combined company’s partner initiatives, as well as its expected integration work, overall footprint and more. ...More
In this edition of the Business Value Toolbox News Desk, Channel Partners' Craig Galbraith takes a close look at some stellar forecasts for cloud services; plus, why IT spending overall isn't quite as rosy.