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ADTRAN (yet again) declares record results for 2Q 2011, cash dividend

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ADTRAN (www.adtran.com) reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2011 on July 12, 2011.  Once again, the company continues to roll, racking up an increase of 23 percent as compared to last year’s results.

More specifically,  ADTRAN had sales of more than $184 million, as compared to $150 million for 2Q 2010.  [...]

SIP Print and Grandstream Partner

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SIP Print (www.sipprint.com) and Grandstream Networks (www.grandstream.com) have teamed up to sell SIP Print’s SIP-based call recording and monitoring service to Grandstream customers.  Yes, it’s a reseller deal.

Since Grandstream sells SIP phones, SIP Print’s call recording systems plug right into Grandstream’s customer base.

SIP Print will record up to 200 seats per [...]

DT and FT to buy in bulk

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Deutsche Telekom (DT) and France Telecom (FT) have formed a joint venture for procurement.  Shouldn’t they just merge and get it over with?

In the Orange announcement last week, the two telecommunications companies are establishing a “50/50” joint venture in the fourth quarter of 2011.  After three years, the two expect to save a [...]

Global Crossing’s busy week: Buys Genesis Networks, announced 3Q10 results

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The investment relations people at Global Crossing (www.globalcrossing.com) have to be crazy-busy this week.  Just before announcing its third quarter 2010 results, the company announced it was acquiring global video services provider Genesis Networks.

Global Crossing is picking up Genesis for about $27 million, including covering $15 million in debt.   Genesis is described [...]

France Telecom goes flat-rate—As goes France, so does the world?

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About two weeks ago, France Telecom (www.francetelecom.com) moved out of a rate-zone pricing scheme and into flat-rate pricing, with landline calls made between any points within mainland France costing the same. As goes France, so will the rest of the world?

On October 21, a single rate went into effect for France telecom users, [...]

Dialogic, Veraz complete merger – now what?

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Dialogic (www.dialogic.com) and Veriz Networks have completed their merger.  Now that Dialogic is still, well, Dialogic, but with a new NASDAQ ticker symbol, it’ll be interesting to see what CEO/Chairman of the Board Nick Jensen and company do in the next 12 to 24 months.  It’ll also be interesting to look at the financials [...]

VoIP – It’s only just begun? 8×8, Metaswitch say “Yes!”

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While Wall Street and the mainstream media have become, well, bored of Voice over IP (yes, VoIP), two of the most financially successful companies in the space say that IP voice’s greatest potential has yet to come.

Data point one comes from 8×8’s (www.8×8.com) annual shareholder meeting presentation on August 31, 2010.  Slide [...]

Rumor Mill: GENBAND needs a IPO because it has to

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A number of analysts I ran into last week were coming fresh from the GENBAND (www.genband.com) Perspectives Media and Analyst Summit held in Frisco Texas.

One aspect of the event was apparently laying out a case for a IPO in the near future.  Most analysts I talked to felt that GENBAND had paid [...]

Metaswitch Networks announces yearly financials

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Last week, Metaswitch Networks (www.metaswitch.com) released its unaudited (i.e. trust us) annual results for its 2009/2010 fiscal year through August 31.   Plenty of growth, EBITDA, and acquisitions.

Overall revenue grew 18 percent in U.S. dollars, from $113.7 million to $134.5 million, with pro-forma EBDITA margins “sustained” at 20 percent.

Metaswitch says it had [...]

PAETEC buying Cavalier Telephony – and maybe more on the way

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If you haven’t been watching Rochester, New York for a while, it might be time to start. PAETEC (www.paetec.com) has signed a merger agreement to acquire privately-held Cavalier Telephone Corporation (a Metaswitch customer – next week will be interesting…).

In comments reported in the Wall Street Journal, PAETEC could play the role of [...]