Telecom Service Provider Makes its Debut in the Annual Guide Featuring Vendors Committed to Helping Partners Success in the Age of IT and Telecom Convergence

CHICAGO – Aug. 1, 2017 – Nitel, a leading nationwide managed telecom service provider, announced today that is has been recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in the 2017 Network Connectivity Partner Program Guide. This annual guide highlights service providers, infrastructure providers and master agents whose telecom, cloud and connectivity offerings help partners navigate and succeed in the age of IT-telecom convergence.

“We are proud to have Nitel’s channel program highlighted in this year’s CRN Network Connectivity Partner Program Guide,” said Rick Stern, CEO, Nitel. “Our channel-first sales approach, coupled with growing demand for secure, anytime anywhere IT solutions is fueling our growth and creating a pipeline of opportunity for our channel partners. We are excited to expand our reach into the MSP and agent communities and continue to invest in the resources, solutions and programs our channel partners need to deliver an exceptional customer experience.”

“The vendors featured in our 2017 Network Connectivity Partner Program Guide expertly equip their partners with the critical connectivity services needed to get customers to the cloud,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “These companies feature some of the industry’s leading telecom, cloud and connectivity portfolios, along with outstanding marketing and sales assistance that enables solution providers to build lucrative, recurring revenue services.”

The Network Connectivity Partner Program Guide is featured in the August 2017 issue of CRN and online at

About Nitel

Nitel operates the largest interconnected network platform in North America, delivering hybrid networking, managed security, voice and cloud enablement solutions to multi-national enterprises.  Leveraging a broad array of service offerings, including MPLS, SD-WAN, Internet, wireless, SIP trunking, private cloud connection, next generation firewall and unified threat protection, Nitel provides enterprise IT organizations both scale and reliability, as well as visibility via application-aware software and analytics.  Headquartered in Chicago, Nitel has built a reputation for customer service, boasting a net promoter score of 72, unparalleled in the industry.  Please visit us at

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.