January

 

Top 12 Stories in January: Birch, Telarus, More

What was hot in January? A sampling includes AT&T’s new IoT partner program; two well-known channel vets taking new jobs at Telarus and Computex; and our list of predictions for 2017.

January’s New Products and Services

Among the highlights are products offered through CenturyLink’s Cloud Marketplace, as well as distributors Tech Data and Ingram Micro. They range from cloud to analytics, security to networking.

Channel Partners’ Top 10 Stories in January

Last month, talk of Verizon selling its data centers caught fire. So did the prospects of a Charter-Time Warner Cable merger getting the green light, not to mention a series of Q&As we did with some big-name channel chiefs.

iPhone Due June 29

Apple Inc.s iPhone will be released June 29 according to TV and Internet commercials the company began airing over the weekend. The much anticipated device, which will include Web, phone and iPod capabilities, will cost $499 for a 4GB version and $599 for the 6GB product. AT&T Inc. will be the exclusive carrier for the […]

Ampd Gets Channelized

Ampd Mobile Inc., the multimedia-heavy MVNO that launched in January on Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO network, is spending the fall building out and ramping up its channel distribution network. Ampd focuses on its multimedia capabilities as a differentiator. We realized that to get the local distribution and coverage we needed, we had to turn to […]

Microsoft Envisions ‘Contact-Centric’ Future

More than just connecting users to other users, the future of Web communication is to be the repository of all the information a customer needs to communicate on the Internet, according to Microsoft Corp.s vision for its Windows Live services. Blake Irving, corporate vice president of the MSN Communication Services and Member Platform group, said […]

IDT Gets $44 Million from Settlement

IDT Corp. says it will receive $44 million from Spain-based Telefonica S.A. now that the two companies have settled a lawsuit. IDT, a CLEC, in January 2001 filed a complaint against Telefonica and its Terra Networks division because Telefonica had gone back on a contract to operate jointly its Internet services in the United States. […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

Posted: 9/2004 SAGE GAUGE The Sage Research Inc. July 2004 index of service provider confidence in current conditions continued its downward slide, falling three points back into “negative” territory (below 50) for the first time since January 2004. Declines in the overall industry conditions and investor confidence subindices primarily were responsible for the overall drop. […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

The Sage Research Inc. March 2004 index of current service provider conditions jumped nine points from its January level, bucking the previous four-month trend of gradual declines. The March figure (55.2) also represents the highest level the Service Provider Current Conditions index has reached since its inception in January 2002. The current index level also […]

Service Provider Confidence Index – Sage Gauge

Posted: 3/2004 SAGE GAUGE The Sage Research Inc. January 2004 index of service provider confidence in current conditions dipped slightly for the second period in a row. The January 2004 index of current service provider conditions fell 0.8 points from its November level, and is off 1.6 points from the September high of 47.8. The […]

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