• Allegiance, XO Reaffirm Channel Commitment
    Anticpating a mid-year close of the sale of Allegiance Telecom (Booths 406-408) assets to XO Communications Inc. (Booths 528-530), company executives expect the combination to be a formidable alternative to the Bell company's and an ally for the channel. Broadband service ...More
    March 23, 2004 Posted in News
  • Distributors Find a Home with Easton Telecom
    Easton Telecom Services LLC (Booth 425) is expanding its product mix to allow distributors greater flexibility when selling accounts with multiple locations and diverse product needs. This quarter, Easton will partner with a second DSL provider and additional local service ...More
    March 23, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Lightyear Unveils Business Bundles
    Lightyear Communications (Booth 505) recently unveiled two new products for the business market: BizValue and BizUnlimited. BizUnlimited includes unlimited local calling and long-distance, plus calling features, starting at $54.99 per line per month. The plan is available ...More
    March 23, 2004 Posted in News
  • Asia Netcom Steps Up as Silk-Road to Asia
    Hong Kong-based telecommunications operator Asia Netcom (Booth 125), is readying a major push into the North American market with connectivity solutions for U.S. corporations to leverage cost savings available in the world's fastest growing region. Founded in March 2003 by ...More
    March 23, 2004 Posted in News
  • Channels Can Benefit from New Focus on VoIP, Wireless
    VoIP and wireless -- two of the hottest areas in networking today -- present new opportunities for agents and resellers. Channel Partners attendees can learn more about that during today's panel on remote access. Panelist Darren Kelly, director of global partner and channel ...More
    March 23, 2004 By Paula Bernier Posted in News
  • OMNI TeleCom Showcases New Backup Solution
    OMNI TeleCom Inc. (Booth 432) wants to know who backed up your company's data today, posing the question, "When disaster strikes, how quickly can you restore the lifeblood of your organization: your data?" The company is introducing what it terms an affordable, ...More
    March 23, 2004 Posted in News
  • PowerNet Global Launches New Phone Plan
    PowerNet Global Communications, an integrated communications provider, releases Power 3000, a nationwide residential calling plan. Power 3000 offers an alternative to traditional per minute long-distance packages by providing 3,000 anywhere, anytime, domestic, long-distance ...More
    March 23, 2004 Posted in News
  • TAG, You're It!
    Kicking off Channel Partners' conference portion, yesterday's three-hour, two-track TAG Certification was a hit for partners, vendors and master agents alike. Facilitators from BellSouth Corp. presented a non-vendor-specific set of sales and marketing modules geared to give ...More
    March 23, 2004 Posted in News
  • Industry Summit: Carriers, Partners Have Meeting of Minds
    Yesterday's flagship general session, "Point/Counterpoint," brought together some of the top names in the industry to trade thoughts on bundles, product and carrier diversity and who owns the customer's heart, mind and account. Moderator Ernie Kelly, senior ...More
    March 23, 2004 Posted in News
  • Expo Debut Draws Record Crowds
    Channel Partners Expo veterans and newcomers alike packed the sold-out show floor during the expo hall’s opening reception Monday night, sponsored by PHONE+. The evening cocktail party featured more than 125 exhibitors, who conversed with partners and fellow vendors and ...More
    March 23, 2004 Posted in News