• Level 3: ‘Integration is Top Priority’
    Following Kevin O’Hara’s departure as president and COO from Level 3 Communications Inc. earlier this week, the carrier’s integration troubles are making headlines again. Although Level 3 spokespeople would not confirm a link, many analysts have speculated that the ...More
    March 13, 2008 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • Time Warner Telecom to Change Name
    Time Warner Telecom Inc. said Wednesday it will change its name to tw telecom inc. on July 1. Until then, Time Warner Telecom will co-brand with the tw telecom name while completing necessary legal, marketing and regulatory requirements. “The time is right to focus our ...More
    March 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Channel Partners: TMC Unveils Lower Rates
    TMC Communications (Booth 1308-1310), a nationally tariffed telecommunications company offering a range of voice and data services to businesses nationwide, announced it has renegotiated contracts with several leading carriers to provide agents with lower rates on products ...More
    March 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Channel Partners: Roundtable Session Addresses Master Agent's Changing Role
    As a cornerstone of telecommunications sales, master agents play an integral role as intermediaries between carriers and subagents. However, many in the telecom arena might have noticed the role of master agents evolving beyond their traditional business models. Michael ...More
    March 11, 2008 By Cara Sievers Posted in News
  • Channel Partners: ECI Prepares Commercial Launch
    Ernest Communications Inc. (ECI, Booth 1605-1607) said it is deploying a complete line of facilities-based products and services in key markets throughout the United States. ECI has been testing facilities for 12 months and is preparing the commercial launch to its indirect ...More
    March 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Channel Partners: Learn How to Land Call Center Customers
    The call center opportunity is not one to be overlooked and today’s session, “Get a Piece of the Call Center Pie,” will help point you in the right direction. Geoffrey Shepstone, president of master agency Telecom Brokerage Inc. (TBI) will lead the discussion. The other ...More
    March 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Channel Partners: WTG Announces 2008 Partner Perks Program
    World Telecom Group (Booth 1313) announced the Partner Perks Program, a new incentive plan that automatically rewards partners with entrance and travel to WTG’s invitation-only Tee & Sea Agent Networking Event in Malibu, May 15-16, 2008. Agents who sell and submit ...More
    March 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Channel Partners: TNCI Enhances Local Offer
    TNCI (Booth 1515), a national reseller of voice and data services, announced enhancements to its nationwide local service offering, unlimited long-distance options and price reductions to its data product portfolio. TNCI’s local service, which is available in 47 states and ...More
    March 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Channel Partners: Covista Revives TotalTel Name
    TotalTel/Covista Communications (Booth 1227), a full-service, facilities-based telecommunications company, announced it will relaunch the TotalTel name. TotalTel USA Communications Inc. was a publicly traded, long-distance telephone service provider based in Little Falls, ...More
    March 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Channel Partners: Panel Discusses Business Transformation Best Practices
    Whether adding new products or services, increasing headcount or completely changing business models, taking an organization to the next level requires proper planning and execution. Today’s roundtable, “How to Grow Your Business — A Study in Best Practices,” will address ...More
    March 10, 2008 By Cara Sievers Posted in News