San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – August 25, 2006 – Web host and national provider of integrated voice and data communications firm, Covad Communications Group, Inc., will partner with telecommunications sales and marketing agent support organization, VGE.
The deal was announced at the 2006 Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Washington D.C., is expected to enable VGE’s multi-tiered network of distribution partners to sell Covad’s Voice over IP and broadband solutions to small businesses.
David McMorrow, Executive Vice President of Sales at Covad commented, ”Covad is excited to partner with VGE to grow our revenue in the $30 billion small business telecommunications market. This partnership brings Covad new and direct access to small businesses through VGE’s well-positioned and high-quality back office agent support, account base maintenance, reporting, and sales support. The result is the strengthening of Covad’s already successful strategy to reach business customers.”
Covad will work with VGE as a strategic partner to help phone vendors, VAR’s, and integrators utilize VGE’s resources to sell Covad services. Such agents may choose to sell to end customers directly or refer potential customers to VGE’s direct sales personnel. In addition, VGE offers master agents, web marketing agents and other companies marketing telecommunications services an easy to use automated web based platform to quote, provision, review order status and reconcile commissions.
Doug Turpin, President of VGE added, ”Covad’s partnership validates the solid channels we provide. Covad now has access to more than 300 master agents and more than 6000 sales agents through VGE. Covad’s national network, portfolio of business-class voice and data solutions, professional, technical and sales expertise, and singular focus on the small business customer all combine to make Covad a leader in the industry.”
Executives from VGE and Covad joined together to announce at the 2006 Channel Partners Conference and Expo, where Prakash Nagpal, product director for Covad, will present today on Covad’s broad portfolio of voice and data solutions and the strategic value it offers to small and medium businesses.
A nationwide provider of integrated voice and data communications, Covad offers DSL, Voice Over IP, T1, web hosting, managed security, IP and dial-up, wireless broadband, and bundled voice and data services directly through Covad’s network and through Internet Service Providers, value-added resellers, telecommunications carriers and affinity groups to small and medium-sized businesses and home users. According to the company, as the first company to commercially deploy DSL in the United States, Covad has spent hundreds of millions of dollars building a network that passes more than 57 million homes and businesses in 44 states – the largest nationwide footprint of any DSL company. Covad broadband services are currently available across the nation in 235 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) which represent over 50 percent of all US homes and businesses. Corporate headquarters is located at 110 Rio Robles, San Jose, California 95134. Telephone: 1-888-GO-COVAD.
To learn more, please visit: www.covad.com.