Telecom in the News: April 2012

NWMAP likes to review the top Telecom news stories for each month. This is what was happening in March and April.

March wrapped up the Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. For a complete review:

Other news:

Communications network provider MegaPath Corp.’s aggressive Ethernet over Copper buildout has put the carrier among the nation’s largest providers of EoC service.

In the past year, MegaPath has aggressively expanded its EoC footprint. In September, it announced it would provide service nationwide.

 Read more: MegaPath among largest Ethernet over Copper players – FierceTelecom

Windstream is offering new disastor recovery service. The drive here is about unburdening a business from having to build their own disaster recovery capabilities themselves. By handing these processes to Windstream, they can replicate and recover critical servers and data center infrastructure in the cloud at a lower cost.

Integra Telecom is adding another page to its growing medium-to-large business service cookbook by launching a new set of optical wavelength services. Targeted at large enterprises, health care, and financial service companies, the new service provides metro-area and long-haul private networking for a set of customers that want high-bandwidth, dedicated network transport between their locations. Delivered over Integra’s DWDM-based fiber network, the focus is on providing customers flexibility and choice. They get the service with either a TDM or Ethernet interface in increments of 1 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, or 10 Gbps.

In April, EarthLink Business will unveil IT services for smaller, single locations. The provider has offered an enterprise version but wanted to target other organization sizes as well.
Cloud computing and services is all the buzz. Cloud computing service delivery has a strong business case that includes cost reduction, service acceleration, and improved service delivery quality and reliability. Before developing the business case, however, it is necessary to define cloud services because the term cloud has been overused.

2012 Channel Partners; Vegas Telecom Conference and Expo Review

 The 2012 Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo concluded on March 29 in Las Vegas at the Caesars Palace. With record attendance, it was the largest exhibition and the greatest participant engagement of any previous event hosted by Channel Partners.

 Lennie Green’s Review: It was a great show and plenty of quality time with carriers, learning what’s new. Cloud technology was all the buzz. Many carriers offering paid by month services ranging from Hosted IP to email integration.

 Integra, along with Comcast, will be offering a Hosted Solution the 4th quarter of 2012. We’re interested in seeing that.

 Airespring was a great luncheon, introducing Bring Your Own Internet.

 Larry Wilcox, agent winner of the NWMAP Las Vegas contest, joined us. It was a comprehensive show overall and looking forward to next year’s spring show- end of Feb- beginning of March at the Venetian in Vegas.

Join us next year! How to be an agent:


2012 Lennie’s Rafting Adventure!

Don’t forget Lennie’s annual rafting trip. This is summer fun by the water, on the water, and among friends. Please reserve your spot now! 

Rafting dates available are July 18th-29th. Two weekend dates (limited space) and multiple or single days available during the week days as well.

The fun takes place in Maupin, OR- Deschutes white water rafting!

 Watch video:


Details: This is the 2012 Invite to go Rafting on the Deschutes in Maupin.  I have limited space for two different weekends and days open during the week too.   Tuesday and Wednesday 24th and 25th will be an overnight float.   This is for the more adventurist people.   The rest of the time is day runs in a 10 Mile stretch with lots of fun in the sun.   I have a Facebook page that has photos and a BLM Map for the day trips we will be running each day.  We also have a YouTube video complements of Stan.  Check out both.

 Please let me know as soon as possible if you are wanting to go.   I am looking for people that can attend both days on the weekends.  If you are interested in day trips or multiple days during the week I am open for both if you like.  You can camp or stay at a hotel in town or just drive over for the day during the week.  These are day trips each day running the same stretch each day.   Approximately 3 to 5 hours depending on if we run two runs.  I am there Wednesday 18th through both weekends and leaving late Sunday 29th of July.   All you need to take care of is the permit per day, lodging or camping and food and beverages.  I will provide the rafts, vest, and gear.  So plan on sun screen, and getting wet.  

Contact Lennie Green:

Telecom Agent Contest (May-July, 2012)


This is going to be a hot year for salmon! Lennie Green is providing a trip to for telecom agents. For every $500 in new billable sales, they will be entered to win a guided fishing trip for Buoy 10 on the Columbia. Ramp up your sales, earn more money now, and win this upcoming trip. Contest runs from May through July. Winner will be chosen Aug.1, 2012.  

Best of luck to those with best of sales! Keep your eye on the prize; fun, sun, and fish.

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What Our Clients are Saying about NW Map Telecom

Recently NW Map received wonderful feedback- just one more affirmation that we are providing top service in the Telecom Broker industry.

“Over the past year we have turned up or moved 3 sites and I wanted to take a moment to thank your entire team for their hard work and dedication to completing the task at hand, and owning that task until the (sometimes bitter) end…they have been courteous, professional, knowledgeable in their field, and have striven to produce results and be conducive to changes on the fly, even when everything is not ideal to begin with. Our service is as stable as ever, and I have a good confident feeling that if I have issues NW Map is there to help. 


 I also would like to thank Lennie Green with NW Map, he has been a very valuable resource to us and has worked hand in hand with our company to ensure smooth services status and trouble resolution, and has been instrumental in bridging the communications gap between WAN techs and IT Management like myself. While I don’t always have all the smaller pieces of info, they are very good about answering all my questions and making sure I am satisfied with the level of service and support I am receiving. I hope Lennie Green continues to be an exemplary resource.”

NW Map thanks you and we are more than pleased to know we provided great telecom service!