New/Changing Channel Programs

Information about the newest and most updated channel programs in the industry.

 

TelcomBrokers Buys Master Agency from Salestream Founders

Telcombrokers recently purchased the assets of Tru Choice Communications, a master agency based in Corona, Calif., which was owned by the founders of Salestream Software, makers of MasterStream channel management software. Telcombrokers, a master agency based in Santa Ana, Calif., purchased all of Tru Choices customer and agent contracts on Dec. 21. This acquisition is […]

Covad Completes Network Build-Out

Covad Communications Group Inc. said Wednesday it has completed the build-out of its ADSL2+ network, which it said is the largest in the country. The network covers 14 million homes and businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Calif., Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In those […]

SIPBox a Certified Polycom Reseller

SIPBox, a maker of VoIP platforms for medium to large businesses, is now a certified Polycom Inc. reseller. As part of the designation, SIPBox recommends the use of Polycom VoIP phones in all of its telephony deployments. “Aligning ourselves with a leading technology vendor in the industry such as Polycom allows us to continue to […]

Verizon Reports 95% Response to Agent Contract

Despite attempts to organize a boycott against Verizons new agent agreement, nearly 95 percent of the agents invited to participate in the 2007 Verizon Solutions Partner Program are expected to sign the contract, the company said. Shelley Murphy, vice president, Verizon Business Solutions Group, told PHONE+ today 90 percent of the invited agents executed their […]

Brightpoint to Acquire CellStar

Mobile phone distributor Brightpoint Inc. is buying rival distributor CellStar Corp. for $88 million in cash. The deal applies to CellStars assets and liabilities in its U.S. operations and the Miami-based division that targets Latin America. None of CellStar’s operations in Mexico and Chile, or any other businesses are included in the acquisition. The transaction, […]

SimpleSignal Launches Incentive Program

SimpleSignal Inc. has unveiled a VoIP agent incentive program called 45-45-45 — agents will receive $4,500 if they sell 45 hosted VoIP seats in 45 days. Towards the end of the year, many dealers can tend to lose steam, said David Gilbert, president of SimpleSignal. We wanted to create the opposite effect, so we developed […]

Panasonic Announces Verizon Broadband Partner Status

Panasonic Computer Solutions Co. announced Thursday its Broadband Partner status with Verizon Wireless. The designation enables Panasonic to directly sell and activate Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess service for Panasonic Toughbook preferred channel partners. Panasonics rugged, semi-rugged and some business-rugged Panasonic Toughbook computers have been previously certified for use on the Verizon Wireless network. Panasonic Toughbooks featuring […]

Fonality Introduces Reseller Program

Fonality, provider of open-source, Asterisk-based IP telephony systems, today announced its new, tiered reseller certification and training programs, which provide data and telephony resellers with enhanced readiness and expanded support for selling PBXtra, the companys IP PBX phone system. PBXtra, Fonality’s enterprise-class IP PBX, is based on a modified version of the open-source Asterisk code […]

Synchronica Expands Reseller Program to United States

Synchronica, a provider of mobile synchronization and device management platforms, is expanding its reseller channel program to the United States. Through the program, Synchronica is offering incentives for selling its Synchronica SyncML Gateway and Mobile Manager products, the company said, although it would not comment on compensation details. The company also said it is offering […]

BandTel, Epygi to Offer Enhanced VoIP Platform

BandTel LLC and Epygi Technologies Ltd. have entered into a strategic partnership to offer VARs and SMBs an interoperable platform that combines BandTel’s global ITSP network with Epygis Quadro VoIP IP PBX systems. “Teaming with Epygi is a great enhancement for our respective customers and resellers because we’re combining reliable, straight-forward, cutting-edge technology,” stated Chris […]

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