• TBI Announces Annual Agent Event
    Telecom Brokerage Inc. (TBI) has announced its annual agent event, “Cruising Toward Greater Success.” The master agent will hold an open house at the Chicago headquarters on Sept. 12, followed by a reception at the Renaissance O’Hare Suites Hotel.The event ...More
    August 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • CLECs Persevere in ‘Times Like These’
    To paraphrase the Foo Fighters, in economic times like these, you learn to sell again. And it looks like a lot of CLECs are doing just that.As writer Ed Gubbins points out, competitive carriers aren’t giving up on growth in this flat market. “I am a new day ...More
    August 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • Verizon Offers Best Corporate Mobile Plan, Survey Says
    Verizon was named the top U.S. carrier for mobile enterprise applications, according to a recent poll from the Technology Practice at Chadwick Martin Bailey.The research firm surveyed 114 IT decision-makers from companies with more than 1,000 employees. Respondents ranked ...More
    August 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • AT&T, IPtimize Interoperable with Toshiba IP PBX
    Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. Telecommunication Systems Division Tuesday announced that its Toshiba Strata CIX family of IP PBXs is certified as interoperable with IP services from AT&T Inc. and IPtimize Inc., a broadband voice and data service provider.The ...More
    August 12, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Groups Call for FCC Denial of Verizon-Alltel Merger
    Nearly two dozen entities on Monday pleaded with the FCC to deny the pending Verizon Communications Inc.-Alltel merger.Opponents of the deal include Leap Wireless, the Organization for Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO), the Rural ...More
    August 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Westcon Group Lends Partners Credit
    Westcon Group Inc. has launched its Emerging Partner Credit Program in North America. The program, offered by Westcon’s financial services team, enables qualified Westcon resellers access to credit lines of $10,000 or more. The Emerging Partner Credit Program was ...More
    August 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • SYNNEX Launches Managed Services Suite for VARs
    SYNNEX Corp. (SNX) has introduced a comprehensive suite of services, designed to complement and augment VARs’ everyday business.The offering, known as SYNNEX On Demand Services, combines the products of multiple vendors within four distinct service segments: On ...More
    August 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • NGT Puts Response Point in Agents’ Hands
    New Global Telecom (NGT) on Monday launched the long-awaited Digital Voice Agent Program, finally putting Microsoft Corp.’s Response Point system into its channel partners’ hands.Cbeyond, the other Microsoft-certified VoIP provider, started selling Response ...More
    August 11, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • CompTIA, OnForce Team Up for IT Certification Programs
    The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and OnForce announced they are collaborating on a number of programs aimed at raising the certified technical skills of IT professionals and helping them grow their businesses.As part of the ongoing effort, ...More
    August 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Strike Fever: Verizon Off, Qwest Possibly On
    On the same day Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) avoided a strike, Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) union workers got the go-ahead to walk off the job if talks don’t produce a new contract. Verizon workers were ready to walk today, but they settled on a ...More
    August 11, 2008 Posted in News