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AboveNet now “Officially” Cool

AboveNetAboveNet Inc. (NYSE: ABVT) has been recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as one of the 75 Coolest Telecom Service Providers.

The 75 coolest Service Providers represent those companies that are revolutionizing the telecom market by delivering high-quality telecom services and building strong ties with the channel community.

“The CRN 75 Coolest Telecom Service Providers honors those service providers with superior telecom services, best-in-class customer satisfaction and channel sales leadership,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “These vendors have demonstrated unparalleled customer and partner satisfaction, and we congratulate them on their commitment to both customers and their partners.”

AboveNet is proud to be recognized for delivering low-latency, high-quality bandwidth solutions and its commitment to customer satisfaction and the partner channel. AboveNet continues to invest in our low latency network infrastructure and managed services to deliver high bandwidth connectivity solutions to support many enterprise and carrier initiatives such as disaster recovery, trading networks and cloud computing.

AboveNet continues to strive to deliver unparalleled customer support and the highest quality high bandwidth connectivity solutions to businesses in our existing and new markets in United States and Europe.

GeoScan Tool Released By Telarus

Telarus, Inc., premier telecom master agent and patent holder of real-time carrier quotes, announced the launch of “GeoScan“. The new carrier research tool enables agents to instantly identify the best candidates for their client based on locations, pricing, contract terms, and product needs. The technology has been made available to all participating Telarus agents in their Telarus back office.

According to Andrew Morgan, VP of Web Development for Telarus, Inc.,

Valicom Announces launch of Clearview Telecom Expense Management Software

Valicom, a provider of telecom expense management (TEM) services announces the official launch of its new software as a service Clearview. The Clearview announcement puts the company on the leading edge of software solutions that enable customers to reduce and manage telecom expenses without reliance on telecom carriers or third party service providers. Valicom delivers powerful expense management solutions that deliver visibility, control, and financial savings. Valicom COO Jeff Poirior explains,

Telarus joins Qwest BPP Advisory Council

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.”

About Telarus

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.

About Qwest

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.

Wholesale Long Distance Rates Drop Below Quarter Penny

TelecomSupportDesk.com today announced that the termination rates for wholesale long distance have dropped below $0.002 per minute (2/10th of a penny) in many areas. Wholesale LD is used mostly by carriers, calling card providers and small CLECs. Even though their voice traffic in most cases originates and terminates via the traditional TDM, they are able to take advantage of these low SIP (VoIP) rates by also transporting the voice traffic as SIP.

TelecomSupportDesk is able to offer these low rates by using very deep LCR (Lowest Cost Routing) tables. Having contracts with over 15 national carriers, they are able to send the traffic through the carrier that offeres the lowest rate.

“An additional benefit of using that many carriers, is that our network is very redundant and fail safe. If a route from carrier A goes down, we can seamlessly switch all traffic through one of our many other carriers.”

As more carriers switch their traffic from traditional telephony to VoIP based SIP routes, we hope that the far lower costs accociated will soon result in lower rates for all end users.

About TelecomSupportDesk

TelecomSupportDesk.com offers a wide range of SMB and Enterprice telecom related services. Their core focus however lies on the call center industry and wholesale termination for carriers. For more information or to request a quote please visit their Wholesale LD SIP Termination page