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Intelliverse Agents Help Small Businesses callEverywhere

VoIP wholesaler Intelliverse this month is launching its agent program to sell a version of its hosted VoIP service, Intelliverse callEverywhere, which is tailored to small and very small businesses. Stacy Conrad, who has been tapped to head up the new program as vice president of agent sales, comes to the role after four years […]

Broadwing, CallTower Sign Distribution Agreement

Broadwing Communications LLC has signed a deal to allow its sales channels to distribute CallTower Inc.’s hosted voice and data services. The products target businesses needing disaster-proof communications options that include unified communications. “Our Broadwing partnership is part of our aggressive expansion of our distribution strategy to meet the growing market demand for innovative, disaster-proof, […]

Prepaid Cellular Helps Agents Help Small Business Owners

By Dan Baldwin, Telecom Association President Call me crazy, but I hate cell phone slavery. After 15 years of enduring one-sided cell phone contracts with one wireless provider or another I “stuck it to the man,” switched to prepaid cellular, kept my cell phone number and learned how to make money as an agent distributing […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Visions of a Digital Future Visions of the digital age will be on display next month at International Telecommunication Unions TELECOM WORLD 2006 event in Hong Kong. The organization earlier this fall put out the call for the industrys best future-gazers to submit two-minute DVD demos outlining their visions for the future in a digital […]

ROUND TABLE

… On the Justice Departments approval of the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger, with no conditions(see related story) … The presence of other competitors, changing regulatory requirements and the emergence of new technologies in markets for residential local and longdistance service indicate that this transaction is not likely to harm consumer welfare. The proposed acquisition does […]

Brightpoint Partners to Sell Verizon Wireless Products

Channel partners for mobile phone distributor Brightpoint Inc. now can target SMBs and mobile workers thanks to the companys new deal with Verizon Wireless. Brightpoint announced on Monday that its subsidiary, Wireless Fulfillment Services LLC, will provision Verizon Wireless products and services including the VZOffice voice and data suite through partners. The agreement means more […]

TalkSwitch to Hold Gala for Partners

TalkSwitch, a company specializing in the design and manufacture of innovative telephone systems for small and multilocation businesses, Wednesday unveiled details of its first gala partner forum to be held from Oct. 20-22 in Ottawa, Ontario. The event, to be held annually each October, honors the companys top reseller partners and is part of the […]

Verizon Offers New VoIP Option

Verizon Partner Solutions is offering a new option for VoIP providers using SIP Gateway Services. Under this program, Verizon SIP Gateway customers opting for OCN-based metered plans can get a reduced rate for calls from their end users to select Verizon Business local customer telephone numbers (those utilizing legacy MCI local switches). SIP is an […]

PAETEC CEO: ‘We Need to Work Better Together’

“We need to work better together,” said Arunas Chesonis, CEO of PAETEC Communications Inc., in his keynote yesterday, addressing an audience of competitive providers. “We are just a small part of the telecom universe,” he said. “We should do more work together. …We are not each other’s real competition.” Chesonis, who has been in the […]

Westcon Helps Resellers Deliver Vendor-Integrated Platforms

Westcon Group Inc. has announced it is engaging its cross-divisional resources to help resellers succeed in delivering platforms that integrate two or more foundation vendors. Each of the group’s divisions, Comstor, Voda One and Westcon, are increasingly leveraging one another’s knowledge base, including recently introduced programs such as ConvergencePoint, SecurityPoint and OneDefense. For example, Voda […]

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