Matthew Townend

Executive Director, Cavell Group

Preparing your Communications Business for M&A

Communications M&A Market M&A and investment activity is constantly underway in the cloud communications and cloud networking industries as service providers and vendors both look to scale and make capability acquisitions. Cavell’s unique positioning in the market as a trusted advisor to many service providers means it’s ideally placed to assist companies in M&A. Cavell …

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Azure for Operators

Azure for Operators – What Does It Mean For Service Providers?

Microsoft announced the launch of Azure for Operators (AFO) in Autumn 2020.   This is the start of Microsoft bringing together a series of virtualised network functions and other applications into the Azure cloud for service providers to utilise.   The ambition may initially be for 5G and some traditional voice services but seems a lot broader moving forward.   Below is the diagram that showed …

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Comcast acquires Platform capabilities with Acquisition of Blueface

Today it has been announced that Comcast have acquired Blueface, Cavell believes this is a very significant announcement https://www.blueface.com/blog/comcast-acquires-blueface/. I guess what is interesting in the announcement is that this provides Comcast with its own developed platform asset, as well as the Blueface B2B Brand which is established in a number of international markets. Cavell …

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Why Should European Service Providers be worrying about US Robocalling legislation?

I think everybody can agree that the growth in spam and scam calling is a problem we would all love to reduce. This challenge is being tackled in the US in a way that will affect all Service Providers globally, given time.  The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) https://www.fcc.gov is concerned about the growth in nonsense …

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Getting the Most of a Virtual Cloud Comms Summit

Matthew Townend
Executive Director
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Francisca Dinga
Events & Marketing Manager
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