The IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred partner received top honors from Masergy for overall sales growth and partner engagement excellence
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., August 10, 2016 — PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, is pleased to be recognized as Masergy’s top-performing growth partner in 2016. The honor marks the fifth year in a row PlanetOne has earned Platinum Partner status from Masergy.
“PlanetOne outperformed all existing Gold and Platinum Masergy partners to earn the title of Platinum Growth Partner of the Year,” said Chuck Ward, vice president of the global channel at Masergy. “Our expanded networking, security and UC portfolio opened the playing field for Masergy and PlanetOne channel partners, resulting in record growth and recurring revenues. Our relationship with PlanetOne is a money-maker for agents and MSPs, and we applaud the team’s commitment to our mutual success.”
“PlanetOne is proud to be recognized for the third year in a row by CRN for partner program excellence and our commitment to the IT channel,” says Lauren Shapiro, president, PlanetOne Communications. “Our hands-on approach to partner enablement and the continued expansion of our portfolio of customized cloud, connectivity, voice, mobility and collaboration solutions is what differentiates us in what is becoming a very crowded marketplace. We would especially like to thank our team members and trusted partners – your success is our success, and we wouldn’t have been able to achieve this honor without you.”
As a global leader in managed networking services and cloud communications, Masergy awarded PlanetOne Platinum partner status based on the company’s overall growth performance in fiscal year 2016, which ended June 30, 2016. Platinum partners are eligible to receive special benefits such as participation in Masergy’s Partner Advisory Board, co-branded collateral, as well as participation in and sponsorship of joint programs and events.
“Five times in a row is an outstanding achievement and we’re so proud of the relationships, business enablement and technology solutions PlanetOne and Masergy bring to the table for our growing base of agents and MSPs,” says Lauren Shapiro, president, PlanetOne Communications. “We’re enabling our channel partners to grow their businesses and their bottom lines by using Masergy’s impressive portfolio and stellar customer experience to capitalize on demand for managed networking and cloud communications services. From pre-sales to post-sales, we are there every step of the way for our partners to ensure no detail is missed and that the deployment is mastered.”
PlanetOne’s mission is to provide telecom agents and channel partners with the services, technology solutions and sales resources needed to keep businesses connected anytime, anywhere. With more than two decades of success as a market leader, PlanetOne has alliances with more than 250 global services providers and takes great pride in being a trusted business partner to the IT and telecom channel.
“Relationships and results are easy differentiators for PlanetOne,” says Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO, PlanetOne. “Partners who do business with us know we have their back and are invested in their success. Masergy shares this passion and together we’re helping channel partners nationwide earn more business and build more value.”
About PlanetOne Communications
PlanetOne is the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., the industry pioneer is celebrated by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and regarded as a top-performing partner for hundreds of telecom agents and channel partners nationwide. In 2015, PlanetOne ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program is included in CRN’s Connectivity Solutions Partner Program Guide in 2014 and 2015. To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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