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
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
Level 3 Communications announced on Monday that it will buy tw telecom for $5.7 billion, plus another $1.6 billion of debt. We wanted to take partners' initial pulse on a Level 3-tw telecom tie-up. ...More
Cloud computing has introduced many new terms for I-T. Many of these overlap and tend to make cloud services hard to understand. In this video, Channel Partners' Craig Galbraith drills down on Infrastructure as a Service.