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Best in Show — The Lost Category

Tallies from post-show polls revealed best-in-show winners at the Spring 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo held in Las Vegas in March. The May issue of PHONE+ showcased these winners in categories such as Best Channel Promotion, Best Booth, Best After-Hours Party, Best Theme, Best First-Time Exhibitor and Best Giveaway. However, one of our loyal […]

Meet Expert Educator Marlo Sneddon

  If you want to speak at an upcoming show, Im the one you talk to! This falls show in Washington, D.C. will be my fifth stint coordinating the Channel Partners show. For those of you who dont know me, Im the education coordinator for the show. I book speakers and coordinate the on-site details […]

Tech Data Hires New Exec

Value-added distributor Tech Data Corp. has named a new vice president of east and government sales. Joseph Quaglia will oversee sales within the eastern United States. He also will be responsible for sales to Tech Datas government resellers nationwide. Quaglia has nearly 17 years’ experience in the IT industry. He worked for Computer Associates for […]

Black Box Signs Agreement to Buy NextiraOne

Several months after announcing it would buy NextiraOne LLC, Black Box Corp. has signed an agreement to purchase the systems integrator. Black Box, a network infrastructure services company, in December 2005 said it would acquire NextiraOne, projecting it would close the deal last month. Those plans have been changed to the end of April. The […]

PHONE+ Invites You to Join the Campaign for Convergence

PHONE+ magazine announces Campaign for Convergence is the theme for its Fall 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo, which will be held Aug. 23-25 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C. The Channel Partners Conference & Expo is the communications industrys only event devoted exclusively to solutions providers agents, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects, wireless dealers […]

Xspedius Appoints Pierron as President, CEO

Xspedius Communications LLC, a Missouri-based CLEC, has named Paul Pierron, as the company’s president and CEO. Pierron has been CEO for BP Investments LLC in St. Louis since 2003. Prior to BP, he served as president and CEO for Digital Teleport Inc., a position he held until the company was sold to CenturyTel. Pierron also has served as […]

InPhonex Offers VARs Free Phone Adapter With U.S., Canada Plan

InPhonex.com LLC (Booth 627), a privately held provider of Internet telephony, announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo it is offering resellers a free Linksys PAP2 telephone adapter with new orders for the U.S. and Canada Unlimited plan with quarterly payment. InPhonex said the incentive allows the company to help its VARs compete against […]

IDT to Buy Net2Phone for $28 Million

IDT Corp., a New Jersey-based CLEC, said today it will buy wholesale VoIP provider Net2Phone Inc. for approximately $28.1 million and turn it into a privately held, wholly owned subsidiary. If all goes as planned, IDTs subsidiary, NTOP Acquisition Inc., will merge with Net2Phone, and keep the Net2Phone name. Meanwhile, Net2Phones common stock will be […]

American Fiber Systems Closes $25 Million Financing Round

American Fiber Systems Inc., a metropolitan fiber-optic broadband service provider, has completed a $25 million round of financing. The privately held company said it has earmarked the money to expand services, erase $6 million in debt and plan for acquisitions. The financing came from Comerica Bank. AFS is growing revenues rapidly and we found ourselves […]

EarthLink Finds a New Edge

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE small and medium business market has reached critical stage as ISP EarthLink Inc. demonstrated when it decided to buy privately held VPN supplier New Edge Networks. New Edge Networks is a tremendous growth platform for EarthLink to compete in the rapidly expanding SME networking market, said Bill Heys, president of EarthLinks […]

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