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Is VPLS the Next MPLS?

Virtual private LAN service is quickly making a name for itself as a kind of MPLS on (Ethernet) steroids. But the future of long-haul VPNs is actually closer to a hybrid of the two.

Blake Wetzel, Qwest Communications

Title: Vice President of Qwest Business Partner ProgramYears in current position: 6 monthsYears with current company: 11 yearsYears in the indirect channel: 6 months Past jobs in the indirect channel: Director of national customer care and operations that supported QBPP. Biggest challenge: “Developing strong positive working relationships between different organizations around a specific goal. Making […]

PHONE+ Announces the Top 15 Channel Managers of 2009

PHONE+ magazine, a resource for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, named the Top 15 Channel Managers of 2009 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Miami on Wednesday. These telecom professionals were nominated by master agents, subagents and independent agents and selected by a poll of PHONE+ readers and supporters Aug. 17-26. Nearly 1,000 […]

IP/MPLS Moves Customers, Channel Partners into Virtualized World

The telecom industry and its customers clearly are migrating from nailed-down, connection-oriented communication services to more dynamic and virtualized services. For channel partners, this creates both new opportunities and challenges. Monday’s Channel Partners Conference & Expo panel on “Making the Most of MPLS” will discuss what’s happening on this front and how agents, resellers and […]

OrbitCom, OneEighty Networks Combine Forces

Spokane-based OneEighty Networks now is owned by OrbitCom, a reseller headquartered in South Dakota. The deal wasnt a merger; rather, OrbitCom did an asset purchase for legal reasons, said Gregory Green, CEO of OneEighty Networks. The transaction closed on Nov. 21 although it still awaits regulatory approvals. Those should come by the middle of the […]

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