ICG Launches Authorized Dealer Program

International Communications Group (ICG) on Tuesday announced the launch of an authorized dealer program designed to improve ICGs relationships with new and existing avionics modification centers by providing greater structure, support and training. Authorized dealers will receive preferred-dealer pricing, a demo suite for trade shows, training and technical support, Net60 payment terms and a dedicated […]

ESPN Hangs Up on Mobile Venture

ESPN is closing down its much-advertised, sports-themed MVNO, it announced today. The Walt Disney Co. subsidiary said it would instead pursue licensing deals for its content with other cellular operators. The MVNO launched less than a year ago to much fanfare, but failed to sign up the numbers of subscribers needed to achieve ROI no […]

Improved Masergy Financials Bode Well for Agents

Thanks to some first-time positive financials, Masergy Communications Inc. recently has been able to price its products and services more competitively, giving its agents more options and benefits as they compete against major carriers. Masergy, founded in late 2000, made news in late June when it announced it had become EBITDA-positive. Most analysts and investors […]

WorldGate Introduces Ojo Shadow

WorldGate Communications Inc. at VON today introduced Ojo Shadow, a lower-cost version of its personal broadband video phone that likely will sell for around $249. The company also said it is reducing the MSRP of its original Ojo Personal Video Phone, changing the pricing to $499 for the original Ojo and $399 for the Ojo […]

American Telesis Debuts Two Programs

Channel Partners Conference & Expo sponsor American Telesis (Booth 123), which is a facilities-based carrier offering a complete suite of data and IP products across the United States and Canada, has announced two new programs: Low Price Guarantee and Enhanced Agent Training. In order to provide the lowest-price solution, American Telesis has created an automated […]

BCN Solutions Express Expands Web Conferencing Services

BCN Solutions Express (Booth 723) announced it is expanding its commitment to Web conferencing services. The agency worked with conferencing vendor Genesys Conferencing (Booth 523) to launch a privately labeled online portal where users sign up for a conferencing account and schedule Web conferencing services. Training for agents and their clients also will be provided […]

InMage Starts Channel Program

InMage Systems, a developer of disaster recovery software for enterprises, this week launched its Command-DR channel program for resellers and systems integrators. DR-Scout is InMages business continuity platform, and the company said it offers high margins. The InMage Command-DR channel program provides resellers with pre-sales phone and in-person support; a customer opportunity registration program with […]

AOL Partners With Broadband Providers

America Online Inc. (AOL) said today it has partnered with BellSouth Corp., Time Warner Cable and Verizon Communications Inc. to expand its broadband network. The expansion will give AOL members in the carriers territory access to AOLs high-speed Internet services, rather than dialup. “With the new AOL broadband network, we’re leveraging the strength of our […]

Notebaert: Qwest Scanning for M&A Options

Responding to questions about whether Qwest Communications International Inc. will need to merge with another company as its Bell brethren have done, Qwest CEO Richard Notebaert said Thursday company executives continue to scan the horizon for opportunities to merge with or acquire other companies. His comments were made at the companys Qwest Business Partner Program […]

Exceeding Expectations

There is a 15-year-old boy living in my house who claims to be my son. For those of you who have teens, you will understand when I say sometimes they do things that make you think that an alien has sucked the brains from their heads and snatched their bodies. This particular child is impressed […]

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