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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
7/28/2017 2:12:21 PM
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Re: Level 3 teaming with AWS
@mhhfive:

I hear you. At present PAYG model is more of a discounted model and may not be a prefreed option for upscale customers. We never know PAYG may soon come up with an upscale PAYG versions that may be more handy to that category of customers.

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faryl
faryl
7/26/2017 11:18:25 PM
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Re: PAYG models..
I wonder if it evens out then anyhow -maybe the savings on the months where usage is less makes up for months when it's more. Seems like it might make it more difficult to plan budgets though.

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freehe
freehe
7/26/2017 7:51:34 PM
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Re: Level 3 teaming with AWS
@Ariella, Wow! Thanks for the statistics. Unified communications expanding quickly. It is great that Level 3 and Amazon and able to capitalize on the market. I would be curious to see a yearly forecast as well. 

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freehe
freehe
7/26/2017 7:49:38 PM
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Partnership
It is great that Level 3 is partnering with Amazon. This will help increase the customer base for Level 3 and help Amazon capture new customers. I would like to see more partnerships versus M&A's. I think partnerships are better for customers and for each company.

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freehe
freehe
7/26/2017 7:47:35 PM
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Re: PAYG models..
@mhhf1ve, I agree. This is great for small businesses who need the services but can't afford to pay enterprise prices. Offering no upfront commitments and no upfront equipment really helps level the playing field for small and medium sized companies.

 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
7/26/2017 5:27:27 PM
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Re: Level 3 teaming with AWS
> "How much enterprises take advantage of the pay as you go model remains to be seen, but I think the prospect of saving money is appealing to them, along with it being cloud-based, etc. "

I'm sure enterprises will get on board someday with PAYG pricing schemes. But I'm fascinated by how the PAYG model is generally a "discount brand" model -- and how PAYG can shift toward more "upscale" customers as it matures.

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afwriter
afwriter
7/26/2017 4:33:02 PM
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Amazon Chime
I had never heard of Chime before today, I must have missed class that week. It is interesting how many pots Amazon has its hands in and how they somehow manage to succeed at everything they do. 

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afwriter
afwriter
7/26/2017 4:29:53 PM
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Re: PAYG models..
The question that pops into my mind with a PAYG model is; Can it eventually come back to bite you in the butt? Will there be certain months where you were better off paying a flat rate?

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Ariella
Ariella
7/26/2017 11:00:18 AM
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Re: Level 3 teaming with AWS
LOL @Mike, you'd have to have that go into the cloud, as you're likely to go through several device upgrades before then. I'm serious, though, we always see the predictions in headlines but never the comparison to real life. That's not limited to tech. This year, there were numerous headlines like this: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/cherry-blossom-peak-bloom-prediction-will-be-announced-wednesday/2017/02/28/2a2e6ce8-fdda-11e6-8ebe-6e0dbe4f2bca_story.html?utm_term=.31ace311c23a But there were no headlines about the actual blossom time, which only occurred on March 25, which is pretty normal. 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
7/26/2017 11:00:00 AM
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Re: Level 3 teaming with AWS
In the meantime, we could just see what people predicted for 2017 and write a slew of articles from there. Prognostication is a big market, after all.

And in 2020, there'll be tons of comparison to do with IoT projections... (link)

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