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‘Historically, I think partners may have felt that Verizon comes out with a model, and you played within that model. Whereas tomorrow, we are all about true partnership, listening to what the partners need … we’re looking to continue to take that to the next level because that feedback is critical to our continued success together,’ Verizon’s new channel chief Mark Tina tells CRN.
A shakeup at Comcast Business will see channel chief Craig Schlagbaum retire by year’s end as well as a “large” number of job cuts in the company’s partner organization.
On the heels of job cuts and debt restructuring news, the telecom giant announces that it has closed on its deal to sell its EMEA business to London-based Colt Technology Services that it announced last year.
‘As you might expect, this is a difficult, but necessary decision given the revenue pressure and noise in the market we felt regarding our creditor discussions, as well as global, macroeconomic pressures,’ Lumen CEO Kate Johnson told investors during the company’s Q3 2023 earnings call in which the provider posted revenue declines.