Alan Weissberger

Why Telco Mergers Destroy Jobs and Stifle Competition

Telco Mergers Result in Job Losses: Management from CenturyLink and Level 3 talked up their announced merger (CenturyLink will acquire Level 3) at the Citi Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference this past Wednesday, January 4th. Combining Level 3’s backbone network with CenturyLink’s small and medium size business customers has definite advantages. While the synergies, cost savings […]

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Virtually Networked: The State of SDN

We have all heard about hectic activity with several initiatives on network virtualization. The potpourri of terms in this space (SDN/OpenFlow/OpenDaylight etc.) are enough to make one’s head spin. This article will try to lay out the landscape as of the time of writing and explain how some of these technologies are relevant to independent […]

Alan Weissberger Technology

Global Telco Capex May Surprise on the Upside in 2013!

After several years of disappointments, global telco capital expenditures (capex) might increase stronger than expected next year. That might breath new life into the struggling telecom equipment and module market, which has been in the doldrums since at least 2001 with ever shrinking profit margins for telecom infrastructure gear makers. Light Reading reports that European telcos might […]

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What Carriers Must Do to Accelerate Innovation-Summary of Telecom Council TC3, Part 3

Disclaimer: We were originally going to highlight the WiFi Hotspot 2.0 Panel Session in this part 3 summary, but no comments or suggestions were received.  An assessment of this initiative to integrate WiFi hotspots with 3G/4G mobile networks, along with the associated standards from Wi-Fi Alliance (Hotspot 2.0 ) and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (Next Generation Hotspot) can be provided under a consulting […]


A PRIMO Event – A Good Idea for Independent Telcos

A grassroots marketing organization; something the cable industry has done a great job with through their organization, CTAM, but it something that has not taken root in the independent telco industry in the same way. Thus, I was excited to learn more about and to be able to participate in the PRIMO (Public Relations Independent […]