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Voda One, Avaya Financial Services Enhance Funding Program

Westcon Group Inc. said Wednesday its Voda One business practice has teamed with Avaya Financial Services to deliver additional funding capabilities to its customer reseller base. Voda One resellers can use the enhanced Advanced Funding program to receive capital funding upfront upon delivery of the equipment to the end user customer. This helps the reseller […]

Intelliverse Debuts Linksys Interoperability

Intelliverse (Booth 700), a provider of IP communications, announced full interoperability between Intelliverses hosted VoIP solutions and the SPA family of Linksys IP phones. Although users of the Intelliverse solution already had the option of using any analog phone with their service, the Linksys phone offers a richer feature set to best utilize the service […]

Westcon Group Acquires ReView Video

Westcon Group Inc. said Tuesday it has acquired the assets of Chicago-based ReView Video LLC, a distributor of audio, network, videoconferencing and VoIP platforms. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Westcon said the acquisition increases its ability to integrate collaborative, IP-based video products and services into its portfolio of convergence, security and mobility products. […]

Sprint Cutbacks Reach Channel

Sprint Cutbacks Reach Channel Under mounting pressure from Wall Street, Sprint Nextel Corp. is making changes at the corporate level cutting management layers and de-emphasizing legacy services that are trickling down to the indirect channel program, including trimming the rolls of its Business Solutions Partner Program back to only 50 master agents.

Windstream Blows Into COMPTEL

The spinoff of Alltels wireline division, and the product of a merger with VALOR Telecom of Irving, Texas, is making its debut to the competitive carrier market at this falls COMPTEL PLUS Convention and EXPO. Windstream Communications (Booth 314), based in Little Rock, Ark., is a new name but its roots run deep as a […]

JacobsRimell Enhances Services Fulfillment Platform

JacobsRimell has extended its subscriber identity-based service fulfillment and management platform to facilitate converged services in the home. JRs solution, APS, is centered around the customer and their personalized requirements and enables operators to rapidly converge and deliver multiple products and services to consumers, the company said, making it possible to provision bundled, tiered and […]

ADTRAN Takes Total Access Pure IP

ADTRAN, whose equipment has been a staple in incumbent telco networks for years, today came out with a pure IP multiservice access solution called the Total Access 5000. The introduction of this product is in recognition of the industrys convergence around IP and Ethernet, said Mike Martin, product management for the Total Access 5000, at […]

Copps Says U.S. Needs Broadband Strategy

Making broadband available to the masses is as important as universal access for phone service, yet the United States is “in the ditch” in terms of its worldwide ranking for broadband access, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps said yesterday during a keynote speech at the NTCA show in San Diego. “It’s time to think of broadband […]

DeMint Introduces Digital Age Communications Act

In another of a series of Capitol Hill attempts to rewrite the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, yesterday introduced the Digital Age Communications Act of 2005 (DACA). The bill proposes market-oriented, competition-based telecom and communications reform. One Washington, D.C.-based analyst noted the legislation […]

AT&T Unveils New Logo

The new AT&T today unveiled its corporate logo and ushered in its first day of operations as the company newly merged with SBC Communications Inc. AT&T also is revving up new ad and marketing campaigns. The new logo builds on the AT&T globe by making it three-dimensional, adding transparent strips and making AT&T lowercase. Ovum […]

Polls

Which brand-new event at Channel Partners Evolution, Oct. 9-12, will you attend? (select up to two)

  • Business Innovation Hackathon (32%, 10 Votes)
  • Datto's Cyber Security Summit (19%, 6 Votes)
  • MSP 501 Awards Dinner (19%, 6 Votes)
  • Avant Special Forces Training (16%, 5 Votes)
  • Channel NX2Z Workforce Symposium (13%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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