Monday, August 22, 2011

Top Telecom News, From Verizon Strike to Cloud Overview, Paetec Purchase and Iphone Gadgets

Channel Partners Expo Gets Underway
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Level 3, XO Make Peace: FCC Approval of Global Crossing Merger Could Be Pending
Level 3 and Global Crossing are calling for the FCC to approve their merger after Level 3 reached an agreement with XO Communications that resolved concerns XO previously raised in connection with the acquisition... More>>

Verizon Strike Ends Without Major Resolution
The two sides say they made progress hashing out a number of regional and local issues, enough to take employees off the picket lines and put them back to work starting Monday night. But not all picketers are impressed... More>>

Sprint Considering Clearwire Buyout – Report
America’s third-largest wireless carrier is reportedly talking with cable companies about further investment in Clearwire, something that could lead to a merger... More>>

iPhone 5 Shocker: Sprint Said To Get Popular Smartphone in Just Weeks
Up to this point, an Apple-Sprint partnership seemed like little more than wild speculation... More>>

Cloud Compensation Confounds Channel
Cloud computing presents many technical and operational challenges to channel partners – telephony and IT, alike. Chief among those challenges is compensation... More>>

Small Biz Wireless Spending Poised to Overtake Wireline
We knew this day was coming – we just didn’t know when, until now... More>>

Avaya Increases PBX Market Lead
Global PBX/KTS phone system revenue dropped 2.3 percent in 2Q11 to a little more than $2 billion, but is up almost 4 percent from a year ago... More>>
TEM - Take Two: What Agents Need to Know About Telecom Expense Management
As long as network remains among the top five expense items, TEM will remain a viable endeavor... More>>

Concierge Names Atwood President
Founder Perry Chrisler sold his interest in the master agency and stepped down... More>>

PAETEC Bond Holders Pass On Windstream Early Buyout
An early buyout could have meant that Windstream would have paid bond holders less than what the issues are currently worth... More>>

Masergy Adds Gold, Platinum Levels to Partner Program
The new tiers give participants more benefits... More>>

FCC Pressured to Loosen Restrictions on Cable-Telco Mergers
Some cable trade groups are asking the Federal Communications Commission to issue rules that would provide an incentive for U.S. cable operators to merge with competitive telephone companies... More>>

X4, Earthlink Business Do Channel-Partner Agreement
The new deal allows channel partners to sell EarthLink Business voice, data and managed services products nationwide across its newly expanded network footprint, which includes a nationwide MLPS platform and 28,000 route fiber miles... More>>

TouchTone Communications Intros 100% Cash Bonus Program
Between Aug. 15 and Dec. 31, channel partners can earn a 100-percent cash bonus in addition to their monthly residual commissions on dedicated, switched, and SIP trunking voice orders... More>>

Ready To Party and Win Prizes at Channel Partners?
From the blues to sporting-game tickets to iPads, there’s something for every attendee... More>>

TNCI for DIA as low as $290 / 3-yr term
Plus 200% Cash Bonus on ALL DIA Service Bundles. Other Cash Bonuses include 100% NO CAP bonus on TNCInet™ Dedicated LD & 50% on ALL Sprint MPLS. See TNCI at the Channel Partners Conference in Chicago... More>>

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