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Agents See Strong Bell Rival in PAETEC-McLeod Pairing

PAETEC Holding Corp.s purchase of McLeodUSA Inc. appears to hold a number of benefits for agents, not the least of which is a footprint that creates a strong CLEC rival to the Bell system. But as with any merger, some challenges await. Agent and analyst reaction so far indicates PAETEC likely will encounter problems with […]

Nokia Device Business Posts Strong Q2, NSN Stumbles

Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks said Thursday its second quarter net income more than doubled, on the strength of a 29 percent jump in handset shipments, beating its forecast. However, after this first reporting quarter for the newly combined network company, NSN does not expect to achieve the double-digit profitability it was hoping for. Taken […]

Embarq Adds Gephardt to Board

Embarq Corp. said Monday that former Congressman Richard A. Gephardt will join the companys board of directors. Gephardt, a Democrat, served as House majority leader from 1989 to 1995 and as minority leader from 1995 to 2003. We are very pleased to be enhancing a strong board of directors even further by adding someone with […]

Wireless VARs: Step Up Your Game

THROUGH NO TRYING of their own, AT&T/Cingular, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA Inc.s direct sales channels have dominated the delivery of solutions to SMBs. These traditional mobility/cellular service providers have invested heavily in their telemarketing and retail store environments, expecting to drive their future business sales and support through these channels. They […]

SES AMERICOM Seeks Resellers for REDiSat Continuity Solution

SES AMERICOM (Booth 330) announced it is seeking strong resellers to help meet the growing interest in and demand for its business continuity solution, REDiSat. The REDiSat Network is designed to keep businesses up and running even when network connections and phones are out. Banks, utility companies, integrators and hospitals are among the first to […]

Nokia Sees Strong Interest in New Partner Program

Nokia said Monday more than 750 companies have joined the Nokia for Business Channel Program since its introduction three months ago. The program went live Jan. 1 and more than 40 percent of the participating companies are enrolled in two or more technology tracks, Nokia said. Nokia for Business Channel Program participants offer business customers […]

McLeodUSA Ramps Up Channel Activity

After spending much of last year planning and strategizing, McLeodUSA Inc. is bringing its agent program out of hibernation, ramping up interest with a clever ad campaign and giving away prizes timed with the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, all in an effort to attract new master and smaller agents, and take care of the […]

Chestnutt Takes Reins at Grande

Grande Communications (Booth 1310) new head executive, Roy Chestnutt, is leading the company as it comes to this years COMPTEL PLUS show. Grande, which sells Internet, phone, cable and home security services to consumers and businesses in Texas, as well as national network services to enterprises and communications providers, named Roy Chestnutt to lead the […]

Grande Names New CEO

Six months after CEO Bill Morrow resigned his post, Grande Communications has named a new head executive. Grande, which sells services to consumers and businesses in Texas as well as national network services to enterprises and communications providers, said today it has named Roy Chestnutt to lead the company. Chestnutt is a former senior vice […]

VoIP Inc. Names New President

In another in a series of executive-level changes, VoIP Inc. said today it has named Hal H. Bibee Sr. its new president. Bibee has served as CEO of several telecommunications companies, including INTELLICAD LLC and FiberLink, LLC, both of which specialize in telecommunications consulting, engineering and construction. He also is a general partner of Parkway […]

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