San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – January 23, 2007 – Web host and national provider of integrated voice and data communications firm, Covad Communications Group, Inc., along with its largest Authorized Sales Agent, CICAT Networks, attended the National Retail Federation (NRF) 96th Annual Conference and EXPO, in New York City.
While providing customer success stories and demonstrating their solutions, the two entities will endeavor to provide solutions to some of the nation’s largest retailers. Timothy Gaines, Senior Vice President of Sales at Covad commented, ”Covad has a proven track record of success in serving the communications needs of the retail industry and is very pleased to partner with CICAT to provide high-speed, highly-reliable broadband services to these customers. As the only nationwide, facilities-based broadband provider in the U.S., Covad is well-suited to meeting the needs of multi-location enterprises, such as retailers and restaurant chains that operate across the country.”
Covad and CICATÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s retail customers have similar requirements: to enable faster sales and new applications, without dramatically increasing network costs. CovadÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s business-class broadband solutions meet those needs by providing higher bandwidth and business-class reliability backed by strong service quality commitments. CovadÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nationwide network and CICATÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s network services together provide broadband capabilities to over 90 percent of CICATÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s retail customersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ locations.
Brad Wise, President and CEO of CICAT added, ”Together, Covad and CICAT continue to be proven leaders in the retail space. The range of business-class solutions and services that Covad and CICAT collaboratively provide enable our customers to operate at an optimal level, bringing broadband capabilities to the forefront of their voice and data communications.”
Covad, a top choice among channel partners serving retailers and other distributed enterprises, allows agents to offer best-in-class DSL and T1 capabilities, as well as voice solutions. As a Covad Sales Agent, CICAT has access to CovadÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all-in-one resource center with a complete online order-management system, which includes comprehensive and targeted sales and technical training. An additional benefit of partnering with Covad is the ease and cost-effectiveness of the voice solution installation as voice products can be offered to customers as a fully-hosted solution or in combination with on-premises equipment.
CICAT is an independent single-source provider of telecommunications and network services to enterprises. CICAT endeavors to enable its customers to work with one partner, while paving the way for new broadband-enabled business applications, including Customer Relationship Management and other revenue-generating, productivity-enhancing applications. Corporate headquarters is located at 3975 Fair Ridge Drive, Suite 350 South, Fairfax, VA, 22030. Telephone: 1-800-988-4736.
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 about CICAT, please visit: www.cicat.com.
For more information about Covad, please visit: www.covad.com.