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Nokia to Acquire Navteq for $8.1 Billion

Nokia said Monday it is buying navigation software maker Navteq Corp. for $8.1 billion. Nokia will pay $78 for each Navteq share including outstanding options. The deal has been approved by both companies boards and is subject to customary closing and regulatory conditions. It is expected to close during the first quarter of 2008. Nokia […]

SinglePipe Shuffles Management

SinglePipe Communications Inc. (Booth 521-523), a facilities-based wholesale VoIP provider to CLECs, ISPs, independent cable operators and other service providers, has made several executive and board member changes. Matthew J. Phillips now serves as CEO. Phillips has 14 years in telecom, including his tenure as SinglePipes COO. Phillips returned to SinglePipe from Level 3 Communications […]

Intelliverse Names Senior VP of Sales

Intelliverse has appointed Gene Skip Lane as senior vice president of sales. Lane, who has 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, will be responsible for all Intelliverse sales channels and business development. He joins Intelliverse from Razor IP, a company he founded and was CEO of until he sold it earlier this year. […]

VAR Resources Reaches Milestone of 15,000 Customers

VAR Resources Inc. said Monday it has reached 15,000 customers. The company, which was founded more than 17 years ago, said it has grown in providing financial solutions to the information technology sales channel. With a consultative approach to financial services, VAR Resources is able to approve more than 90 percent of all SMB transactions, […]

TelecomAssociation Changes Leadership

TelecomAssociation (TA) on Friday announced a new management team to support the associations vendor members and distributors. Long-time administrator Kathleen Brown has been promoted to executive director and Nancy Baldwin has been named president. President and Founder Dan Baldwin said he is stepping down to work at a national telecommunications provider. His last day at […]

John Marsch

THEN: John Marsch was CEO of TMC California, which was founded in 1982 and built the first digital microwave network to connect area businesses with fiber-optic technology. It provided service to more than 14,000 commercial customers and had 150 employees and seven offices throughout the state. His vision was to be one of the first […]

Geoff Shepstone

THEN : In 1987, Geoff Shepstone was an account executive for Harris Lanier and sold key systems as well as  the Harris 20/20 PBX. Back then, he says some businesses were still renting the Bell 1A2 phones you know, the ones with the five light-up push buttons on the front and the one-inch diameter cords. […]

Arunas Chesonis

THEN: At the beginning of 1987, Arunas Chesonis was the systems engineering manager at Rochester Telephone with responsibility for their 52 central office switches. We were about halfway through converting the network to 5ESS from older analog switches, he says. My boss, Tan Ganatra, had just left to go to a company called ACC to […]

Long Time Supporter

I would like to take a moment to send out a special Thank You to all of our recurring exhibitors. Companies that return to Channel Partners year after year, show after show, contribute to making the show the valuable networking tool that it is. Several such companies have become the collective face, if you will, […]

Intelisys Gets Resource-ful with Merger

Master agency Intelisys Communications Inc. and solutions provider Resource Communications LLC have agreed to merge, combining their respective focuses on SMB and enterprise markets to provide a full-service communications entity the companies executives say will accelerate sales for its suppliers and extend benefits to its sales partners. Nothing changes; the merger simply supercharges both organizations […]

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