Some outtakes: Level 3 says Verizon needs to add capacity “even though the traffic is already wildly out of balance," and Verizon contends Level 3 is “trying to pull a fast one." But the real culprit, one analyst argues, is Netflix itself. ...More
This edition of the Channel Partners News Desk breaks down Level 3's proposed acquisition of tw telecom; J.R. Cook's move from EarthLink to Intelisys; and the big increase in unified-communications sales. ...More
We tallied our top 10 stories for June by combining online page views with weekly newsletter results. Among the top: proposed mega-mergers between Level 3 and tw telecom; and Sprint and T-Mobile. Also, EarthLink's channel chief lands a new job. But what was No. 1? ...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
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.