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Cbeyond Names Avant a Master Agent

August 09, 2012

Cbeyond (News - Alert), a provider of IT and communications services to small businesses, has recently added Avant Communications, a telecommunications consultant, to its master agent program.

Avant, as a Cbeyond agent, will now be able to access Cbeyond's all-inclusive array of communications solutions that include cloud services, voice, broadband, mobile, messaging, security and marketing solutions.

By offering a neutral, consolidated approach, Avant Communications helps businesses find the right telecommunications provider. The firm has relationships with over 60 carriers and 400 data centers worldwide. It consults with businesses and providers to come up with the highly strategic technology solutions.

"Avant Communications is unique from other master agents. They focus on next-generation services and cutting edge providers to empower customers and partners to be technology leaders within their industry," said CBEYOND's director of Partner Sales, Melanie Sunahara, in a press release. "They have strategic partnerships with Value-Added Resellers allowing us to go through the market faster."

When joining Cbeyond's Channel Partner (News - Alert) Program, master agents are provided with the best training in the industry through live and virtual learning opportunities on the latest technology.

Some of the highlighting benefits of Cbeyond's Channel Program are: a one-time, upfront honorarium for every new customer, as well as simple plans with bundled offerings delivered with world-class support.

"I am continually impressed with Cbeyond's agent support and product portfolio," added Ian Kieninger, Avant's president. "I look forward to Avant and Cbeyond working together to leverage the industry expertise that both companies provide. I believe this partnership will prove advantageous to us both."

In related news, Cbeyond Inc. has recently added Tim Myers to its executive leadership team. Myers will take on the role of VP of Cloud Engineering and Development.

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Edited by Jamie Epstein

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