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The Agent Alliance has added PartnerTEL Inc. and ABS Telecom, bringing the buying consortiums ranks to 14 companies. PartnerTEL is a master agency with offices in Atlanta, Reston, Va., and Puerto Rico. It has more than 400 subagents and 7,000 enterprise customers. It has agreements with most major telecom carriers including RBOCs, IXCs and leading CLECs, DLECs, ISPs and ASPs. Salt Lake City-based ABS Telecom provides voice, data, Internet and cellular platforms. ABS represents a broad range of carriers, from large national providers to CLECs.

TelecomAssociation (TA), a member organization of telecom agents, founder and president Dan Baldwin stepped down Jan. 31. Long-time administrator Kathleen Brown was promoted to executive director and Nancy Baldwin was named president. The association has matured nicely since being founded in 1995, Dan Baldwin said. TA has embarked on a long-term distributor recruitment campaign, and Nancy and Kathleen are ideally suited to take the association into its next phase.

Value-added reseller DATACORP has added the Perimeter Internetworking eSecurity disaster recovery and security services to its consulting and integration offerings. DATACORP, a Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. partner, provides network integration, security and consulting services to midmarket companies. Using Perimeter, the company now can provide on-demand computer network security and disaster recovery services.

Master agency World Telecom Group has added new staff. Eldridge Aubry joined the company as partner support manger. Aubry previously worked for SBC for 15 years and XO Communications for eight years. Mark Little, who worked with Cingular for more than 15 years, was brought on as wireless sales manager to manage the sales process and team in the existing Wireless Division that WTG has had for more than five years. Kursten Grieger, who previously worked for RSL Communications, CNM Network and T-Mobile, was brought on board as LEC coordinator to support WTGs direct contract with every LEC in the country. In addition, Mike Bowe has been promoted to sales coordinator to onboard new agent partners and work on large account projects.

Links

ABS Telecom www.abstelecom.com
Agent Alliance www.agentalliance.net
DATACORP www.data-corporation.com
New Edge Networks Inc. www.newedgenetworks.com
PartnerTEL Inc. www.partnertel.com
Perimeter www.perimeterusa.com
TelecomAssociation www.telecomassociation.com
World Telecom Group www.wtgcom.com


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