December

 

December’s Channel Program Changes

The channel wrapped up 2015 with a flurry of new and revamped partner programs, as well as new partnerships you should know that could improve your business.

Channel Partners’ Top 10 Stories in December

A continuing cloud shake-up at CenturyLink that could have a ripple effect in the channel; former Windstream and Comcast channel managers getting jobs as new channel chiefs; and a debate over which cloud service to recommend to customers – Azure or AWS.

Nokia Issues Warning About Bad Batteries

Nokia said Tuesday that millions of its cell phone batteries could potentially overheat. The warning applies to Nokia-branded BL-5C batteries manufactured by Japans Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. between December 2005 and November 2006. Matsushita is one of several companies that produce more than 300 million BL-5C batteries. Nokia said 46 million batteries are included […]

PHONE+ Advertorials

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Telcombrokers Begins Buying Spree

In what is described as the first of many acquisitions, master agency Telcombrokers in late December purchased the assets of Tru Choice Communications, a rival master agency based in Corona, Calif. Telcombrokers Dominic Antonini We are very pleased to complete the acquisition of the TruChoice agents and customers. This acquisition marks a step forward in […]

Abernathy Appointed to Citizens Board of Directors

Former FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy has been appointed to the Citizens Communications Co. board of directors. Abernathy who joined the Washington, D.C., office of law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP after leaving the FCC in December will provide counsel and advice to the ILEC, said Chairman and CEO Maggie Wilderotter. In […]

Verilink Faces Nasdaq Delisting

Verilink Corp., which makes products that help ILECs, CLECs, IXCs and other carriers build converged access networks, is in danger of losing its Nasdaq listing. The trading network said Verilinks stock has sold for less than the minimum $1 requirement for the last 30 trading days. Verilink has until July 10 to regain compliance. The […]

Abernathy Leaving FCC in December

Republican FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy said today she is resigning from the commission as of Dec. 9. Abernathy, who has served on the commission since 2001, is not seeking another term and must leave the agency when Congress adjourns. Abernathy yesterday sent a letter to President Bush informing him of her plans. Bush just […]

OEN Signs Deal with ViewNow

Optical Entertainment Network (OEN) announced today at TELECOM 05 that it has signed a long-term digital IP carriage agreement with ViewNow, a Los Angeles-based company that will provide OEN with all of its video on demand (VOD) programming. OEN has acquired programming agreements for IPTV distribution from top programming television networks and will deliver more […]

i2Telecom Appoints Fultz as President, COO

VoIP products and services provider i2Telecom International Inc. said today it has appointed James R. Fultz as president and COO of the company. He also has joined the company’s board of directors. Fultz, 45, served as president and CEO of a number of silicon valley venture-funded telecom technology companies, from December 2000 until December 2004. […]

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