Channel Conflict, Controversy: Windstream Bankruptcy, Mitel Rumors, RingCentral Trash Talk

Layoffs, massive data breaches and sudden executive departures also created buzz.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

March 20, 2019

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Forget Game of Thrones. if you’re looking for high drama, look no further than the world of telecommunications and information technology — particularly in one of its important subsets, the channel.

Among the expected news of the day, such as new hires, breaking M&A and changes in channel strategy, there also are controversies that get the channel talking. There have been quite a few since our last channel controversies gallery ran last August.

Recent hubbub involves Windstream heading to chapter 11 bankruptcy, CenturyLink’s stock woes and employees either losing their jobs or finding out their positions will be eliminated in the coming months.

Massive data breaches, sudden executive departures and efforts to stop the Sprint/T-Mobile merger also created buzz.

Click through the slides below to revisit the controversies and conflicts that have rocked the channel over the past several months.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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