New/Changing Channel Programs

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

Allworx, Bandwidth.com Team to Provide SMBs VoIP

Allworx and Bandwidth.com have teamed to provide a VoIP platform to resellers that service SMBs. Bandwidth.com offers business-class VoIP services that include SIP trunk connectivity across IP PBX/Key systems, T1 or T3 data circuits, network monitoring, management and security. Allworxs IP PBX/Key systems are designed for businesses with 30-100 employees per site. The combination of […]

Citel Appoints Executives

Citel Technologies has appointed Clyde Heintzelman as chairman of the board and has named Michael Burke senior vice president of sales and marketing, a new position at the company. Heintzelman replaces Jonathan Watts, who is stepping down. Heintzelman has more than 35 years of board and management experience in the telecommunications industry. He previously held […]

Cross Telecom Achieves Cisco Specialization

Cross Telecom said Friday it has achieved Advanced Unified Communications Specialization from Cisco Systems Inc. Bloomington, Minn.s Cross Telecom provides voice, data, IP Telephony, wireless, security and professional services platforms. It is a Cisco Silver Certified Partner and has other Cisco specializations in Routing and Switching, Advanced Security, Wireless LAN and Foundation Express. The Cisco […]

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 […]

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