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Avaya, Nokia Application Offers Phone Flexibility

Avaya and Nokia on Wednesday described the next phase of their strategic collaboration with a platform that provides users of Nokia Eseries business devices with one number access and advanced enterprise telephony capabilities as they travel across private Wi-Fi and public mobile networks. The Avaya one-X Mobile Dual Mode Edition combines IP-based applications with Nokia […]

On the Level

Kevin O’HaraPhoto by Susan Goddard Level 3 Communications Inc. has been in the spotlight lately because of its two-year acquisition spree a roll-up strategy that is an integration challenge that can confound the best of operations. On top of that, the company has acquired its way into the enterprise business, making its wholesale-only approach a […]

Agents Steamed Over Trinsic Bankruptcy Fallout

The post-Trinsic-bankruptcy plot thickens. And if it werent for the fact that were talking about telecom, the story would sound an awful lot like a soap opera. It all started in February, when Trinsic Inc., the former Z-Tel Technologies Inc., filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. After much back-and-forth, private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC landed Trinsics […]

Roundtable Asks What a Partner is Worth

Wednesdays roundtable definitely got partners talking. What is a Partner Worth? a point/counterpoint discussion between carriers and their indirect sales reps was led by MarketRace founder Michael Fair, who facilitated an interesting discussion between these two camps. The packed house found Chris Bantoft, executive vice president for alternate channels at PAETEC, and Sandy Spencer, vice […]

AireSpring Enhances QuoteSpring

AireSpring Inc. (Booth 107-109), a Channel Partners Conference & Expo sponsor, announced that it has added instant and multilocation quoting to its QuoteSpring application. Version 3.0 of the program enables AireSprings indirect channel partners to input a customer location and the desired products and receive pricing (in one-, two- and three-year terms) and availability across […]

Learning the ABCs of SIP Trunking

SIP is the new PRI opportunity or threat, says Brad Bono, founder and CEO of Magellan Hill Technologies LLC and a panelist for todays session, ABCs of SIP Trunking. Daniel Lonstein, COO of AireSpring, and Chris MacFarland, CTO and group vice president of McLeodUSA, will join Bono on this panel to explore the ins and […]

XO Expands IP Portfolio

XO Communications (Booth 201-203), a sponsor of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, has expanded its IP portfolio to include PBX and SIP technology, and integrated the XOptions Flex VoIP product with its MPLS IP-VPN. The new products are called XO One iPBX and XO SIP. The services target businesses and enterprises. XO is leading […]

USA Digital Masters the Agent Channel

USA Digital Communications Inc. (Booth 604) announced a plan to amp up its agent program with a new promotion it expects will make agents turn green with envy a free ticket to the 2008 Masters Tournament, April 7-13, 2008, in Augusta, Ga. At the fall 2007 Channel Partners Conference & Expo, USA Digital will launch […]

Carrier and Channel Executives Debate Partners Value

While each partner and each vendor follows a different course, they are all trying to arrive at a similar destination profitability. How to get there is a matter for debate. The community at channel partners is in agreement on at least one thing the indirect model presents a promising path. What that path should look […]

Go Upstream My Friends

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Here in Atlanta for the start of the six-week fall conference run. Microcorp’s One-on-One, Channel Partners, Round Table, COMPTEL, ISPCON, then VON (throw VoiceCon and INTEROP in there as well). Yep, Atlanta to New Jersey to NOLA to Dallas to San Jose to Boston. Whew! Anyway, here in Atlanta the theme […]

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