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Fear of Commitment

IT WILL COME AS NO SURPRISE that most agents No. 1 concern has been, and remains, carrier commitment. This is measured in a few ways, such as: competitive compensation plans fair and reasonable contracts ratio of support/resources provided to the indirect versus direct sales channel addressable accounts and rules of engagement level of channel integration […]

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 […]

NGT Names New President, CEO

New Global Telecom (NGT) has announced Mike Donnell as president and CEO. Donnell joins NGT with more than 20 years of senior-level experience in the telecommunications industry where he has achieved market-leadership positions for cellular and paging service providers. “Mike’s proven track record of success and extensive experience developing channels and stimulating growth will be […]

AT&T Reports Progress Since SBC Merger

AT&T Inc. reported today on the companys progress since merging with SBC Inc., noting it already has won more than 3,900 deals from business customers and expanded its networking services. AT&T also has appointed its senior sales leadership teams and expects to have account representatives fully in place by the first week of January. The […]

Equinix Head to Step Down

Equinix Inc., provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, said today its president and COO Phil Koen plans to resign on March 2, 2006. Koen will continue to advise the company as a strategic advisor after March 2. He joined Equinix in July 1999 as CFO and helped the company secure more than […]

ATIS Hands out Annual Awards

The Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions (ATIS) today announced the winners of its annual awards program, recognizing industry subject matter experts for their contributions to telecommunications standards development and support of ATIS committees and forums. The professionals and standards experts that make up ATIS 23 standards committees and forums are among the most talented and dedicated […]

Level 3s Crowe To Deliver Keynote

Competitive carrier pioneer James Q. Crowe of Level 3 Communications Inc. kicks off the CompTel/ASCENT show today with a keynote speech. Based on the amount of Internet world traffic on Level 3s IP backbone, Level 3 is among the largest Internet carriers in the world. The company, headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., provides wholesale dialup service […]

Qwest Director Donohue Resigns

Qwest Communications International Inc. said today that Thomas Donohue, a director of the company, resigned from his role as of Monday, July 11. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Bob Toevs, a Qwest spokesman, says Donohue stepped down to focus on that position. Donohue was a director since 2001. […]

Grande Loses Another Exec, Names Interim Leader

Grande Communications board of directors today named Scott Ferguson the companys interim president and CEO, as the company last week said it would do after announcing Bill Morrows resignation. Morrow last week resigned as CEO, and president and co-founder Joe Ross just announced he, too, is stepping down. Morrow is to remain on the companys […]

Industry Reacts to Martin as FCC Head

Now that President Bush has named FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin as head of the agency, industry groups are responding with praise and approval. Walter B. McCormick, Jr., president and CEO of the United States Telecom Association, said he applauds Martins selection. At a time of dramatic change for the communications industry, Kevin Martins insightful leadership […]

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