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Money Hard to Find in SMB Voice

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO VoIP has taken quite a few hits in the press lately. Vonage and patent fights. SunRocket closing. The E-911 issue. The viability of the pure play VoIP provider is in question. Not just from a net neutrality standpoint either. More from a financial model. Most people looking to move to VoIP […]

No More Horsing Around

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Second quarter earnings are being reported. As usual, ILEC’s are ringing up big income. But in the channel, the integration is still a work in progress. The Four Horseman seem to have a problem internally. Granted that this is still fairly early. But agents still need to be able to do […]

An Empty Seat at the Table

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Marketing guru and author Seth Godin wrote a blog post in January 2005 about “The myth of the CMO. “I feel sorry for Judy Verses. She’s the Chief Marketing Officer of Verizon, a brand that is justifiably reviled by millions of people. “Is Verizon disdained, mistrusted and avoided because Judy’s not […]

SunRocket Crashes

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO SunRocket closed its doors this week. No notice to customers. This was a pre-paid $199 for a year (or two in some cases) of service. No refunds will likely be issued. SunRocket just hit 200,000 subscribers. It’s Gizmo hardware is not easily compatible with other services according to most notes I […]

COMPTEL: What now?

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Well, COMPTEL is searching for a new President and CEO. Earl Comstock’s resignation as CEO on May 30 should be marked as the end of the regulatory fight for COMPTEL. As one CLEC legal guy stated, “Millions of dollars and hundreds of lawyers have not worked.” The next phase for COMPTEL […]

Taking a Different View on M&A

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Lots of M&A and spin offs in the last 18 months – US LEC-PAETEC, Time Warner Telecom-Xspedius, NuVox-FDN, Sprint-Nextel-Embarq, Alltel-Valor-Windstream to name a few. But in all that activity, nothing new or exciting has come out. Understand that many of these events are for financial reasons, not business reasons. It has […]

Teaming Up With Microsoft Might Not be so Bad

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Over at RAD-INFO, I have started to recap IT blunders. Novell, Lotus and Word Perfect are the first three. All missteps that resulted in Microsoft out-marketing them. I hope Eric Schmidt learned something, because he is CEO of Google and he used to be CEO of Novell during its tangle with […]

The Conference Balancing Act

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO There are so many conferences – VON, NXTcomm, The Cable Show, KillerApp/BB Properties, WCA, Muni, VPF, TMC, ISPCON, and the PHONE+ two. And that doesn’t include shows like GEL, DEMO, O’Reilly or BarCamps. How do people afford both the time and the money to attend even half of them? How many […]

Avaya…. And the PBX Industry

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Why go private? The costs to be public are transparency, shareholders and regulatory. Between SOX and GBL and all the other rules, it is an expensive venture to go public. The options mess and executive compensation only add to the headache. Yet public means access to monies (ask TowerStream who went […]

A Small But Representative Voice

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO I tried to survey the telecom agents, but the sampling was small. Many are direct as opposed to using a master agent. To move to a master agent would take a 5 percent commission bump over what they have now. The main reason agents use master agencies is for the back […]

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