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Cbeyond Selects BroadSoft to Provide Advanced VoIP and Multimedia Features of SIPconnect Trunking Service
"Cbeyond was one of the first to deploy VoIP as the core of their business model, and whereas other VoIP pioneers have targeted residential services, Cbeyond has a full MSP model based on serving the panoply of business needs," said Greg Mycio, executive director for NPRG.
Analysts: Allegiance Telecom Ripe for Consolidation
Greg Mycio, director of research with New Paradigm Resources Group Inc., agrees.
"I think the best potential payoff for the investors and for the company is consolidation," he
...Mycio says Qwest and Level 3 would gain a deeper network in metropolitan areas through the acquisition of Allegiance, but he believes Allegiance rival XO is the best positioned to take advantage of a deal.
Both companies are large nationwide carriers competing for business customers with the regional Bell operating companies and other phone providers.Qwest
, on the other hand, is a Bell company; and Level 3 long has called itself a carrier's carrier, selling its services to phone companies, ISPs and other communications providers, rather than directly to U.S. corporations.
"They [XO] are going to know the business better," Mycio
"We all know there are ego issues," Mycio
says."If there weren't, there would have been a lot more consolidation in the industry in the last year, two years."
On the Auction Block
The director of broadband analysis at New Paradigm Resources Group Inc. (http://www.nprg.com/), Greg Mycio, raises an eyebrow at the EarthLink mention.
"I wonder how Covad would feel about that?"he
asks, noting that Covad
with many of its DSL connections.
shouldn't be surpri- sed.
That's when they will have to recapitalize, and that's very iffy right now," says Mycio
also says that he
does not believe Covad
is safe from being bought.His
bet on a buyer is SBC
, since it already has bought a piece of the action.
is getting to know Covad
if anybody is," Mycio
says."They are beginning to look at how best to utilize the assets."
TALKINGNETS RE-EMERGES WITH DIRECT SALES STRATEGY
Greg Mycio, director of research and analysis at NPRG, said the change of plans is a welcome one."The ASP [strategy] seemed designed to capitalize on the whole ASP craze of a few years ago, and I don't know if anyone ever understood the subtleties of what they were doing.This strategy is pretty clear."TalkingNets
has tested its new sales channel only in Washington, D.C., but with positive results.
said, "There's VC money out there, and this play is unique."
XO, Allegiance Union to Create Massive CLEC
Greg Mycio, director of research with New Paradigm Resources Group, predicted XO was a key candidate to buy Allegiance because the companies have complementary assets.