Regional CLEC LDMI Telecommunications (Booth 109), which serves the Midwest through its agents, recently launched a bigger and better Web portal for its channel partners, and says it is well-positioned to remain profitable in the wake of UNE-P changes. Agents can use the Web sales portal to enter orders and view customer data in real time. LDMI has a new OSS, too, which agents now can access.
The company also is revamping its agent program to a tiered structure, offering strategic partners co-branded and joint marketing agreements, as well as funding and priority support. Plus, along with monthly compensation, LDMI offers agents quarterly growth incentives.
Finally, says LDMI, thanks to the companys investment in facilities-based services such as its SmarT T-1, channel partners remain able to meet customers voice and data needs. LDMI is emphasizing the fact that it is UNE-L-based, so it does not have to rely on UNE-P agreements, especially in the face of new FCC network unbundling rules.