AboveNet was selected from nearly 250 nominees comprised of carriers, resellers, master agencies, and hardware and software vendors. Candidates for the Top 50 Channel Programs came from the 2011 listings of the Channel Partners Channel Program Guide, self-nominations and write-in names.
Based in New York, AboveNet offers fiber-optic connectivity for a plethora of services including audio conferencing, colocation, IP transit and peering, and Gigabit Ethernet. The company targets vertical markets including financial services, media, health care, retail and government.
Each year, Channel Partners asks its readers to determine the communications industry’s 50 best indirect channel programs; the most recent survey took place in July and the results were compiled from responses given by 1,500 qualified channel partners, including master agents, subagents, independent agents, VARs, dealers, consultants and brokers. All 50 winners are featured in the September 2011 issue of Channel Partners magazine; in a downloadable Channel Program Guide available on Aug. 24; recognized during the general session at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo on Aug. 24; and designated as a 2011 Top 50 Channel Program winner in the Channel Program Guide online.
“Once again, Channel Partners readers have taken the time to recognize the programs that best support their work," said Larry Lannon, Channel Partners’ group publisher. “Channel Partners is proud to honor these companies that set the standard for backing indirect partners selling network and IT services."
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