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Comcast, CenturyLink Clean Up at Telarus Partner Awards

CenturyLink came seemingly out of nowhere.

James Anderson

June 22, 2018

2 Min Read
CenturyLink receives an award from Telarus.

**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. ”

Telarus on Wednesday unveiled a new tool for partners to help customers pick vendors. The company also addressed the trends it sees in the channel.

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

Supplier Personnel

  • 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

  • Clearlink Systems

  • Complete Communications

  • Cynergy

  • Elite Telecom Solutions

  • Epic Connections

  • Eric Ryan Corporation

  • Eventus Solutions Group

  • Flex Communications

  • InviteNetworks

  • KDG Consulting

  • PeakView

  • Streamline Comunications

  • Sumo

  • Telco Management Group

  • Telecom Advisors

  • The Best of Telecom

  • vCom

  • X3

  • DCi – Top Partner (Telarus)

  • PPT Solutions – Top Partner (CarrierSales)

Partner Categories

  • 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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About the Author(s)

James Anderson

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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