Lightyear Network Solutions Selected as a PHONE+ Top 50 Channel Program

PHONE+ magazine, a resource for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, announced that Lightyear Network Solutions has been selected as a Top 50 Channel Program. The results of this contest are published in the October issue of PHONE+ magazine and in the online Channel Program Guide. The winners also will be recognized at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Miami, Sept. 23-25.

Lightyear was selected among hundreds of companies – carriers, resellers, master agencies, and hardware and software vendors – that submitted their channel programs for the 2009 ballot. Winners were determined by the votes of nearly 1,000 indirect sales partners submitted Aug. 10-19.

“Every year, PHONE+ is proud to recognize these channel programs for exceptional service to the channel,” said Mike Saxby, group publisher for PHONE+. “These companies set an example for others in telecom’s indirect channel, and we are grateful that so many partners turned out to vote for their favorites.”

Lightyear Network Solutions is a competitively priced “one-stop shop” that offers a complete portfolio of network services including wireless, dynamic T1, MPLS, DIA, multimedia conferencing, local, long-distance and more from coast-to-coast. Six-time COMPTEL chairman, Sherman Henderson, is Lightyear’s founder, president and CEO. Lightyear, founded in 1993, boasts one of the industry’s premier agent programs.

PHONE+ magazine is the country’s leading publication for communication distribution channels. For more than two decades, PHONE+ has been the undisputed leader in providing news and analysis to alternate distribution channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services and associated CPE, applications and professional services. PHONE+ includes a monthly print publication, a Web resource and a weekly newsletter.

PHONE+ also hosts the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the industry’s only event exclusively for the channel. The fall conference happens next week, Sept. 23-25, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in South Beach. The spring conference is set for March 1-3, 2010, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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