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Thanks for the Memories

As with most things in life, this special anniversary issue was not created in a vacuum. So, it is with sincere gratitude that the editors of PHONE+ thank the executives, their assistants and their public relations staffs for their efforts in tracking down 20-year-old data, logos and photos, and, of course, accessing the old gray […]

The Wait Is Over

IF YOU WERE PAYING ATTENTION, you may have noticed the PHONE+ Web site looks different this month. The changes are not only cosmetic, but functional. Heres what I mean: The articles on www.phoneplusmag.com are now categorized in ways that are meaningful to help you find what you need and maybe what you dont know you […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

CARRIER CONSOLIDATION WAS A HOT topic of conversation at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in D.C. (see related story). This is not surprising coming on the heels of two major CLEC merger announcements. US LEC and PAETEC announced Aug. 14 they are merging in a $1.3 billion deal. And, Time Warner Telecom said in […]

Verizon and MCI Partner Program PHONE+ Exclusive Story

For the partner community, no situation has caused as much concern this year as the January 2006 merger between Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI. The uncertainty about the terms of the combined companys partner program has led to a healthy rumor mill both verbally and on industry blogs at www.phoneplusmag.com and elsewhere. PHONE+ magazine will […]

What a Difference a Decade Makes

I HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE TELECOM industry for much of its competitive lifespan. The past 17 years have given me plenty of time to have witnessed most of the substantive changes following the divestiture of AT&T, including passage of the Telecom Act of 1996. At the time, I was still working for the […]

GST Named Premier Master Agent

Global Systems Telecom has qualified for designation as a CSP Network Premier Master Agency. The CSP Network Master Agency Certification Program was rolled out by PHONE+ last fall to bring clarity to the definition of this unique player in the distribution channel. PHONE+ has sought to formalize this increasingly important dealer category and to recognize […]

PHONE+ Rolls Out T@G Master Agent Certification Program

CERTIFIED MASTER AGENT PHONE+ and its T@G Partner Portal are rolling out the telecom industry’s first master agent certification program in order more clearly define this unique player in the distribution channel. “The definition of a master agent has been a moving target,” says Marla Ellerman, group publisher of PHONE+. “Everyone has opinions, but few […]

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