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CenturyLink came seemingly out of nowhere.
June 22, 2018
**Editor’s Note: Click here for our recent list of “Top Partners: The Best of the Best,” featuring channel partners recognized by numerous companies in the industry.**
TELARUS PARTNER XCHANGE — Comcast Business took home recognition as Telarus’ best overall supplier Thursday night.
The cable provider has been a fixture in the master agent’s awards in recent years, winning the same recognition last year.
CenturyLink, which didn’t win any awards with Telarus last year, surged to top supplier in overall sales. The service provider was also the best performing supplier of colocation.
Telarus hosted the largest awards banquet it has ever done at its annual partner event, due mainly to its merger with CarrierSales. The combined company recognized vendor partners as well as sales partners. DCi and PPT Solutions were awarded partner of the year recognition.
Telarus’ Roger Blohm
Telarus Executive Vice President Roger Blohm said supplier partners helped fuel a 38 percent sales increase in 2017.
“It is a huge honor for us to publicly recognize the hard work of people who go above and beyond for Telarus and our partners,” Blohm said. “Their willingness to work with us in the field to recruit new partners, to support our events, to allow us to colocate our monitoring hardware in their data centers to provide transparency to the cloud, to keep our pricing and fiber tools up-to-date; it all blends into the recipe of a healthy channel selling community. ”
Below is an lengthy list of all the award winners:
CenturyLink – Top Supplier in Overall Sales
RingCentral – Top Performing UCaaS Supplier
Verizon Wireless – Top Performing Mobility Supplier
Comcast Business – Top Performing Cable Supplier
NICE InContact – Top Performing Contact Center Supplier
Imperva – Top Performing Cybersecurity Supplier
Bigleaf Networks – Top Performing SD-WAN Supplier
ACC Business – Top Performing Network Supplier
CenturyLink – Top Performing Colo Supplier
Comcast Business – Best Overall Supplier
Rackspace – Most Improved Supplier
Nextiva – Best New Supplier
Charles Lomond, AireSpring – Top National Channel Manager
Albert Kripovisk, Comcast Business – Top National Channel Manager
Greg Hyche, Nextiva – Top Local Channel Manager
Jeremy Teny, Vonage – Top Local Channel Manager
Cathleen Ventura, QTS Data Centers – Top Local Channel Manager
Top 20 Partners
Elite Telecom Solutions
Eric Ryan Corporation
Eventus Solutions Group
Telco Management Group
The Best of Telecom
DCi – Top Partner (Telarus)
PPT Solutions – Top Partner (CarrierSales)
Datatel1 – Top Partner for UC
Vatic Outsourcing – Top Partner for Mobility
DCi – Top Partner for Cable
PPT Solutions – Top Partner for Contact Center
Sumo – Top Partner for Security
Advoda – Top Partner for SD-WAN
KDG Consulting – Top Partner for Network
Sumo – Top Partner for Colo
PPT Solutions – Deal of the Year
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Senior News Editor, Channel Futures
James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.
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