New/Changing Channel Programs

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

TalkSwitch Upgrades Web Site, Enhances SMB Reseller Portal

TalkSwitch has launched a redesigned corporate Web site boasting a fresh user interface, a streamlined shopping experience that provides helpful tips and hints on complimentary products, and an RSS feed that will allow visitors to sign up to receive all the latest TalkSwitch news and corporate information. Additionally, TalkSwitch resellers can benefit from an upgraded […]

Daycom Systems Achieves Avaya Platinum Certification Status

Daycom Systems Inc. announced today it has been named a Platinum BusinessPartner by Avaya Inc., a global provider of communications networks and services for businesses. The Platinum certification, the highest Avaya offers, indicates Daycom has met a series of criteria to ensure superior technical competency and to deliver best-in-class customer service and support as measured […]

McLeodUSA Names VP of Sales for Southern Region

McLeodUSA Inc., an integrated voice and data communication service provider, today announced Keith Hatley has been named vice president of sales for McLeodUSAs four-state Southern Region, which includes Arizona, Colorado, Kansas and Texas. Hatley will be based at one of the five new Texas offices recently established by McLeodUSA, and will spend significant time in […]

Verizon Sends Invites to 2007 Solutions Partners

Agents were expected to begin receiving invitations to participate in the 2007 Verizon Solutions Partner Program as early as today. The offers, however, do not contain terms and conditions for representing Verizon Business accounts. Jim Smith, a spokesperson for Verizon Communications Inc., said invitations were sent by mail this morning at 1 a.m., so agents […]

American Wireless Offers Latest Helio Phone

Master agent American Wireless has launched Helio LLCs Drift handset along with Helio products and services through its network of dealers. Drift is the third handset by Helio. Produced by Samsung, Drift features a 2-inch high-resolution QVGA display, stereo Bluetooth, 128MB internal memory expandable via microSD, 2.0 megapixel camera, MP3, MPEG-4 and VoD support. Drift […]

Avaya One Initiative Unites Dealer Programs

Once again, Avaya is retooling its approach to the channel this time with an eye toward simplifying partner engagement by offering a common platform for all dealers no matter the target market or product line. The new Global Partner Program, called Avaya One, will be effective Dec. 1, and was announced to the channel Nov. […]

Covad, Cisco Team to Sell VoIP Bundle Through Channel

COVAD COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC. announced at the Fall 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo that it has extended is co-marketing agreement with Cisco Systems Inc. to include sales and support of a voice and data bundle for the SMB market through the companies indirect sales channels. The new offer pairs Ciscos Unified CallManger Express with […]

Revamping Verizons Partner Program

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Photo credit: RodGoodmanPhotographer.com Verizons Mike Hassett and Shelley Murphy are leading the companys efforts to rationalize two disparate legacy distribution strategies following Verizons January 2006 merger with MCI. FOR THE PARTNER COMMUNITY , no situation has caused as much concern this year as the January 2006 merger between Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI. […]

Internet Media Company Seeks Telephony, IT Resellers

Internet media company YFonGlobal launched a white-label resale program at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo (see related story). The service, called mYFonBrand, enables telecommunications resellers to deploy and offer their own brands of services, customized to meet their needs, in terms of pricing, networking and feature-functionality. Jeff Tudor, a veteran of the telephony resale […]

CommPartners, Linksys Partner to Sell Hosted Solution Through VARs

CommPartners announced in mid-August that it has formed a strategic partnership with Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems Inc., wherein it will host the Linksys One IP telephony platform to provide hosted IP telephony services to small businesses through Linksys VARs and CommPartners existing channel. Linksys One Color Manager IP Phone The solution includes Linksys […]

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