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A Failure to Communicate

In the Agent space, many non-telco vendors (like Conferencing and Hosted PBX providers) have tried to get traction. Sales traction from this independent sales force. It isn't going well.Agents (and VAR's) spend about 80-99% of the work week in the...

VARs are Replacing Agents

In an article in Channel Partners magazine, Master Agents discuss how all their future growth will come from VAR's. Carriers are chasing VAR's for any growth in Channel numbers. Where does that leave the Agents?Well, Agents can partner with VAR's...

What is a Master Agent?

A buddy of mine and I have been having a conversation for about a month about Master Agencies. We are trying to decide if there is a standard definition for the term. Generally, a master agent has direct contracts with...

A CDN With Channel?

Image via CrunchBase Highwinds is a CDN player out of Florida. The only reason I know them is that I track tech funding in Florida. Highwinds had a booth at the Channel Partners Expo, which made me scratch my...

Go Abroad

The last year or so has seen a fair amount of agent interest in global connections. The world is flat, right? Globalization and all that?Level 3  - Can do IP-VPN and E-1s in the UK, plus international MPLSACC Business - International...

InterNAP Changes Channel

Last week, InterNAP sent a letter to its Agents announcing that InterNAP's Indirect Channel program would be changing.  The new model reflects a more Master Agent centric program which will add an additional layer of support for Agents.  In the next few weeks, all InterNAP Agents will...

Super Charging the SIP Trunk

I was on a panel about Supercharging the SIP Trunk Sales by Broadvox. It sounded similar to the panel I did at CVX West 2010 on Upselling the SIP Trunk sale. This one had to go a little more basic...

NetWolves and AboveNet Combine with Agent

From the Netwolves newsletter comes a story about 2 carriers teaming up and helping an Agent make a big sale.Customer has multiple locations and wants Ethernet Service in all of their sites. They want the carrier to provide fully managed...

Broad Notes on Hosted PBX

So at Channel Partners Expo in Vegas, it was interesting to see Broadsoft with a booth. Broadsoft customers - Momentum, Telesphere, Simple Signal and others - were exhibiting, but Broadsoft is bringing Hosted PBX knowledge and marketing directly to the...

VAR's in the Cloud with HyperOffice

A podcast interview with Farzin Arsanjani, President of HyperOffice, discussing the opportunity for VAR’s in the Cloud. HyperOffice is a SAAS provider that recently released a white paper that focuses on reseller opportunities in cloud messaging and collaboration, one of...

A Revolutionary Agent

An interview (12 minutes) with Yvonne Fry of the telecom agency, Lines of Communications, who recently launched Revolutionary Strategies.  Fry is an example of an agent who is making the shift and adapting to the current changes happening in telecom. Here's...

Level3 Channel Update

Yesterday on its partner call, Level3 rolled out Level 3 Business Partner University. Most carriers that I have spoken with understand that educating the Channel is the key to revenue growth. “This training platform was designed to make these self-service...

Agent Open Call

I am a Certified Telecom Professional now. On the TCA Open Agent call this Friday at 4 PM, we will be talking about CTP, tips and tricks, and trends that will affect Agent revenue. Register today here. This is the...

2011 Will Be Tough

Several Carriers have notified agents that in 2011, they will be "managing to their contracts". "Some Carriers are having monthly reviews with their Contract Divisions to see which Agents are not meeting their obligations. While most Carriers were open to...

Congrats to AT&T Partners

AT&T announced the 2011 AT&T Business Solution Provider Champions. There are only 3 Gold winners: Cydcor, Presidio and Spearhead. One of the Bronze winners, JBS of Orlando, I have known for quite a few years. Congratulations to these companies because working...

Verizon Changes Commissions

Shockingly, Verizon has dramatically changed their commission structure for 2011. The changes are effective for all orders issued into Verizon's legacy system after 1/1/2011. Commissions have moved from a Residual and Acquisition structure, to an all Acquisition (up-front) structure. Commissions...

Changes in Customers, Changes in Attitude

In an article by Gary Kim, Matt Bramson, Inphonex chief marketing officer, sais some interesting things about telecom sales to SMB.Bramson suggests that “People also increasingly are comfortable configuring their own solutions and are used to getting support from user...

TCA Announces Agent Education Series

The TCA (Technology Channel Association) is a trade association for the Indirect Channel. It's prime mission is education. The TCA has been holding monthly peer-to-peer webinars, allowing members to teach members about various topics and services (since April of...

VZ Buys Terremark for $1.4B

I was shocked last night when I read that VZ had purchased Terremark for $1.4B. It reminded me of MCI Worldcom buying Intermedia just to acquire the Digex assets. It really is all about Cloud these days! Rackspace and...

The Customer Comes First

My interview with fellow agent, David Goodwin of ATC, about the changes in the Agent business in the last 10 years. We talk about Total Telecom Spend, Lifetime Value of the Customer and One Throat to Choke as business terms...

The Winds of Change on The Channel

The last six months has seen many channels at the Channel Chief level at XO, Level3, MegaPath, and other carriers. Also, the M&A has resulted in a tumulus time for The Channel. Qwest and CentruyLink. Embarq and CenturyTel. New Edge...

A Brief Talk with XO's Tom Gorey

Here's the last interview of 2010 with Tom Gorey, Vice President Channel Strategy & Development at XO Communications. Gorey is an active member of TCA. He and I have had a few chats this year about educating the Channel...

EarthLink Wins One

It looks like EarthLink won the auction for ONE Communications, the CLEC with a HQ in New England and network in Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and New England. EarthLink will pay $370M for ONE including $285M of debt.EarthLink Business will end up...

Contract Termination Class

A mandatory webinar on ETF, Contract Termination and Shortfall Charges today. The ILEC starts out by blaming tariffs for the clunky processes that require Agents to spend so much time and effort every single move, add, change and even upgrade....

What to Do With a Certified Agent?

On the Board call for the TCA (Technology Channel Association) discussing the the next step in the evolution of the Certified Telecom Professional (CTP). The exam (and certification) is just $199 for member agents (and member VAR's) of TCA. Employees...
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