They’ve now finished integrating the Tel West assets, doing the rebranding, and have now merged Tel West’s channel program into its own agent channel. The company is now moving into the Texas market with the full force of its product set. They are already selling Ethernet-over-Copper from 145 wire centers across the state.
With Texas going well, it seems likely to me that TelePacific might now be ready for further M&A opportunities. Possibilities would probably be of two types: more depth in Texas or an entry into another of the nation’s big markets.
If they want more depth in Texas, candidates might be Logix Communications or perhaps Alpheus. If they are looking at new markets to go with the six of the top ten they already serve, I’m thinking that it would be New York and the surrounding region, Chicago, or Atlanta.
Perhaps making a play for Broadview Networks would be a way for them to break in to the northeast and make their presence coast to coast. After all, Broadview has effectively been for sale for a couple years now, has a similar amount of fiber underlying the business plus some EoC as well, and probably wouldn’t break the bank either. Hmmmm…. Any other ideas?
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