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iPhone Only Reason Smartphone Segment Is Growing

Sales of the iPhone have been close to meteoric in some markets, a fact that is bolstering overall numbers for the smartphone market in the face of sluggish performances from the iPhone’s competitors. In fact, if the iPhone didn’t exist, the smartphone market would be in decline. That’s according to a new report from Needham […]

TIA Forecasts Sustainable Growth in Telecom Through 2011

The communications market is generally in good shape and, despite the shaky U.S. economy, should continue to see stainable growth both domestically and abroad through 2011. Thats the word from TIA and Wilkofsky Gruen Associates, which on Friday highlighted the results of their 2008 Telecommunications Market Review and Forecast, which looks at both carrier and […]

Infonetics Research Report Indicates Zhone Takes Lead for MSAP Shipments in America

According to an Infonetics Research report, Zhone Technologies Inc. (Booth 408), a global provider of advanced communications equipment, has taken a lead in second-quarter port shipments in the MSAP category in both North America and Central and Latin America (CALA) regions. Results showed Zhone leading in DSL port shipments by more than 100 percent over […]

FTC Issues Net Neutrality Report

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday released several guiding principles for policy makers to follow when considering whether to institute net neutrality regulations. The usual suspects issued statements praising the Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy study, which recommended a hands-off approach to governing the Internet. The FTCs Internet Access Task Force said some broadband providers […]

Report: Broadband, Entertainment Fuel Market

Driven by demand for broadband, the U.S. telecommunications market grew at its fastest rate since 2000 last year, according to a report released Thursday by TIA. And entertainment applications on both broadband and wireless networks are expected to help the market sustain growth, even if its not at the double-digit clip the industry has experienced […]

AND WHAT ABOUT THE CHANNEL …

With fresh memories of telecom bust era acquisitions out of bankruptcy and current concerns over the mega-telcos efforts to reconcile diverse partner programs, agents are understandably anxious about consolidation and, frankly, how it impacts their revenue streams. So, how does the channel figure into the recent CLEC mergers? Was it top of mind or an […]

Broadview CEO: Operating Leverage Does Matter

Broadview’s Mike Robinson Eighteen months after Broadview Networks Inc. completed its merger with BridgeCom, the company announced in June 2006 another transaction — this time an acquisition of ATX Communications Inc. The combined company creates a CLEC operating in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states with revenue of around $400 million. PHONE+ Editor Khali Henderson spoke […]

Speaking of IPOs …

WALL STREET LAST SAW a flood of IPOs from competitive carriers just before the telecom industry went bust. Now, as more CLECs wean themselves off UNE-P, specialize in IP services and bring their balance sheets into the black, the question arises: who will go public? Continued merger activity will pave the way for more CLECs […]

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