Telarus, Inc., premier telecom master agent and patent holder of real-time carrier quotes, today announced that it has accepted an invitation from Qwest channel chief, Blake Wetzel, to participate in the 2010 Qwest Business Partner Program Advisory Council. Beginning in January, Telarus will have the opportunity to provide Qwest (NYSE:Q) with ideas on issues and challenges affecting Business Partners nationwide.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to sit on the Qwest Business Partner Program Advisory Council” commented Adam Edwards, president of Telarus. “Telarus has always been a leader in technology, innovation, and ideas. As a Qwest Advisory Council member, we plan to share our knowledge about best practices to help Qwest enhance their agent channel as well as learn from other members of the Council. Qwest has helped us grow our channel revenue by providing essential enterprise carrier services that have become a key component to our agent business.”
“We are thrilled that Telarus has accepted our invitation to participate in our QBPP Advisory Council for 2010” added Blake Wetzel, VP of Sales for the Qwest Business Partner Program. “Telarus is a unique and exciting agency and we hope to glean a lot of interesting insight by working together with them during the coming year.”
Qwest also recently announced its sponsorship of the annual Telarus Agent Conference in Las Vegas on February 27, 2010, where Qwest will train agents on the technical aspects of the award-winning Qwest network.
“Qwest is not only providing the products that our agents need to compete in the new era of data networking and applications, but they are going the extra mile by providing our subagents with the hands-on training that is required for them to build a knowledge-base of case studies that will help them move further upstream; into consulting and high-level engineering,” added Lance Akins, VP of Sales for Telarus. “Although our relationship with Qwest has always been strong, this new opportunity has strengthened it even more.”
Telarus is the number one master agency as voted by the members of the Telecom Association in both 2008 and 2009. It is our goal to make agents and VARs more successful than they can be on their own or with any other master agent. Telarus provides agents the tools, automation, and superior support they need to gain a competitive advantage in telecom sales.
One example of the tools Telarus provides its agents is real-time voice and data price quoting through its patented GeoQuote technology. GeoQuote makes it possible for business shoppers and agents to access instant pricing and availability information from over 30 broadband data and voice service providers which include AboveNet, Accel Networks, ACC Business, AireSpring, AT&T, Cavalier, Covad, Level 3, MegaPath, Nitel, NewEdge Networks, NuVox, PAETEC, One Communications, PowerNet Global, Qwest, Smoothstone, TelePacific, Telnes, tw telecom, UCN, Vocal IP Networx, and XO Communications.
Customers coast-to-coast turn to Qwest’s industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class customer service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm. Qwest’s broadband network, designed with the latest advances in network technology for speed and efficiency, spans more than 173,000 route miles globally, enabling new products and services that benefit businesses and consumers worldwide.