Spectrotel’s Ethernet Over Fiber product is one of the fastest growing Internet access technologies according to a research report by Point Topic. Hybrid-fiber increased by 27.5% in 2012 while true fiber optic grew by 20.3%. The surge in these new FTTx services are partially due to operators maximizing the lifetime of their existing assets.
Several members of the Spectrotel team attended the Channel Partners conference in Las Vegas last week and as many of you may recall, Ross Artale, COO, was nominated for the 2013 Channel Executive of the Year Award. First of all, Spectrotel would like to thank everyone who nominated Ross. Although he did not win the award, he is honored to be one of only 11 finalists. We look forward to Ross or any member of the Spectrotel team being a finalist and winner on next year’s ballot! Stay tuned for the upcoming article in Channel Partners Magazine about the nominees and the award event!
As a corporate supporter of the Arbor Day Foundation, Spectrotel’s paperless billing efforts in 2012 supported the planting of 127 trees in Wisconsin’s Bayfield County Forest (planted in spring 2012) and will also support the planting of 125 trees in Florida’s Four Creeks State Forest this spring. We would like to encourage all of our customers to go paperless and thank those that allowed us make a difference by contributing to this natural resource restoration initiative.
Spectrotel is offering a great promotion for its Web Conferencing service. We have 4 incentive prizes for web conferencing seats sold. Contact your channel manager for details about this limited-time promotion. If you are a business interested in Spectrotel’s Web Conferencing service, call 856-375-8414. Voice only conferencing is also available.
Ross Artale has made the list of 11 finalists for Channel Partners Magazine 2013 Channel Executive of the Year! The winner will be announced on Feb. 27 at the Spring 2013 Channel Partners Conference & Expo. We would like to thank everyone that voted for Ross. http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/news/2013/02/channel-partners-readers-choose-2013-s-channel-ex.aspx
The Channel Partners voting for Channel Executive of the Year will end tomorrow (January 22nd) at 9 a.m. Mountain Time. Ross Artale has been nominated for the 2013 Channel Executive of the Year Award which will be determined by the number of votes received. As you know, Ross is a dedicated leader who works very hard with our Partners to help make all parties as successful as they can possibly be.
If you haven’t already voted, we ask that you take a few moments to support Ross by clicking on the following link before 9 am tomorrow and cast your vote: http://www.vpico.com/survey/TakeSurvey.asp?SurveyID=80M9ol12lpl5G.
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Spectrotel has made the news again! This time Carrier Ethernet News had interviewed Ross Artale about its reseller model. Spectrotel has no complaints about being a reseller for the major ILECS and actually finds that resellers can offer better pricing to customers then a customer purchasing directly from the ILEC. And the customer service is far more personalized and efficient. Below is an excerpt of the article followed by a link to read it in more detail:
While many providers of Carrier Ethernet services tout their extensive network assets, Neptune, N.J.-based Spectrotel has a contrarian view. “We love the resale model,” said Spectrotel Chief Operations Officer Ross Artale in a recent interview.
And although the resale model is known as a low-margin business, Artale said, “Our core competency is our relationship with the ILECs. We will be able to command the best price and the best service. We’re priced very competitively.”
Spectrotel, which has been reselling TDM-based voice and data services since the mid-1990s, added Carrier Ethernet offerings in 2012. After launching Ethernet private line (EPL) and transparent LAN service early in the year, the company in December added dedicated Internet access based on Ethernet over fiber.
Spectrotel currently offers service in 13 LATAs, primarily through resale agreements with Verizon and some competitive carriers in the Northeast but according to Artale, “We will be nationwide quite soon.”.
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