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Top Carrier Executives to Discuss Role of Channel

Top executives will gather at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo to discuss the changing competitive landscape, carrier channel engagement strategies and expectations for the evolving role for the channel. The Carrier Roundtable will be held March 4 from 2:10 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. Senior executives, including Michael Hassett, senior vice president of business solutions […]

The Agency That Customer Confusion Built

Photos by David Butler II LAURA BERNSTEIN AND BOB Varady were unlikely business partners. She was just beginning her career; he had launched and sold companies. She had always been an employee; he had been his own boss. She was 34; he was 62. She worked to pay the bills; he worked to learn new […]

Nortel Beefs Up Channel Focus

Nortel Networks Ltd. unveiled a new strategy for its North American enterprise channel program today, placing the program at the center of plans to drive growth in the SMB segment. As part of the new direction, the vendor announced expanded partnerships with three value-added distributors: Ingram Micro, SYNNEX Corp. and Westcon Group Inc. The three […]

EFF Accuses AT&T of Helping Government Spy on Americans

The nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T Inc., accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and impinging on its customers privacy by collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) to wiretap and data-mine communications. AT&T refused to comment on the lawsuit. The document makes a number of allegations […]

A Helping Hand

Pennsylvania-based Weintraub Telecomm is donating 10 percent of all its fourth-quarter, new-business profits to the American Red Cross. The telecom engineering firm says it wants to lend a hand after the world witnessed the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the earthquake in south Asia. Weintraub Telecomm is grateful to be in a […]

USTelecom Elects New Chairman, Officers, Members

The USTelecom board of directors late yesterday unanimously elected Skip Frantz, executive vice president and secretary of Alltel Corp. Inc., as chairman of the board. Frantz has served on the USTelecom board of directors for two years, most recently holding as first vice-chair. He now is tasked with helping guide advocacy, business development and education […]

Progress Takes to the Air

With content and data services growing in popularity, wireless operators are feeling the heat to carry higher volumes of traffic with competitive quality of service. To aid the effort, Progress Telecom LLC has hatched PT Wireless, a technologyagnostic network provider aimed at helping wireless carriers expand their capacity cost-effectively. Click to Enalrge PT Wireless is […]

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