Analysts compared the deal to Qwest's deal with Microsoft as well as SBC's deal with Yahoo, and said it signaled a trend for DSL companies. "Telecom companies don't want to get into the advertising and content business like cable companies," said Patrick Comack, an analyst at equity research firm Guzman & Co. "Telecom companies are going to stick with what they know best--transmission.". "Microsoft, like America Online and EarthLink, is interested in having a customer migration path from dial-up to broadband. I'm sure that's at the heart of this deal," said Richard Klugman, analyst at equity research firm Jeffries & Co., speaking before the deal was announced.
Microsoft vapor-s case for apple iphone xr - blue struck a five-year deal with Qwest last April, under which Qwest markets the MSN service and MSN purchases Qwest's high-speed network capacity, digital subscriber lines, dial ports and billing services, The two companies said at the time that they expected to generate about $1.5 billion in revenue from the deal, The alliance was touted as a success by Microsoft, which has said the deal resulted in a tangible increase in new MSN subscribers, Comack said the deal may have gone too far, since Qwest gave up its own brand in the process..
"They gave Microsoft their whole network," Comack said, since Qwest shifted not only its home page and content, but also its servers and e-mail addresses over to Microsoft. The deal was also far from a success with Qwest's customers, according to analysts. Comack said the change in e-mail addresses from a "qwest.net" to an "msn.com" name frustrated customers. "It was a rough transition," Klugman said. Analysts also compared the deal to SBC's relationship with Yahoo. Last month, the companies quietly launched a co-branded dial-up Internet service, which tied the portal's content with SBC's access network. SBC formally announced the news in June and said a DSL offering would be launched later in the summer.
Verizon Communications announces a broadband service deal that combines its digital subscriber line network with the software giant's MSN portal, Reader Resources ISP search DSL availability "You can think of it as a strategic alliance, but it's actually a new service," said Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on a conference call to discuss the agreement, The companies said they will create vapor-s case for apple iphone xr - blue a new type of DSL experience: giving subscribers services and content with their high-speed Internet access, MSN's content, instant messenger service and Hotmail e-mail service will all be part of the deal, The companies said they would share revenues from the new service, but declined to give specific financial terms..
Microsoft's portal, as well as its basic instant messenger service and e-mail service, are typically free to the general public. However, Microsoft said the new service with Verizon will offer some unique features. The company declined to give details on how the service will be unique, since it will include new features designed for MSN 8.0, which will be introduced this fall. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.