CHICAGO – April 29, 2019 – Nitel, a leading nationwide next-generation technology services provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Nitel in its 2019 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide identifies the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today, offered by the top technology suppliers for IT products and services.

To assemble the guide, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each supplier’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.

Open to Nitel’s top-performing master agents and distributors, the program provides dedicated partner support and business development resources including market development fund accrual and channel director alignment.

“With new technologies emerging every year, evaluating which IT vendors to partner with grows increasingly more complex for solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “We are proud the CRN Partner Program Guide has become the trusted resource to identify the most rewarding partner programs and provides crucial insight into their strengths and benefits for the channel.”

“By focusing on our key masters through our Elite Partner Program, we have been able to increase engagement and better support our top partners,” said Taylor Castranova, Nitel’s vice president of channel sales and account management. “We continue to focus on broader solutions by leveraging the power of the Nitel Connect Platform. This enables customers to bring together all network functions under a single platform while improving predictability within the middle mile.”

The 2019 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at