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Granite Wins 4 Visionary Spotlight Awards, Including Channel Program of the Year and Best Technology Breakthrough
ChannelVision Magazine Recognizes Granite’s POTS Alternative, Premium Dispatch Services and New VAR Partner Program for Driving Growth for Partners and Customers
QUINCY, Mass., and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 23, 2021— ChannelVision Magazine has recognized Granite Telecommunications, a $1.75 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, as a winner of four 2022 Visionary Spotlight Awards (VSA) for innovation in emerging technology, digital transformation, multilocation deployments and channel programs.
“The competition this year will be remembered for the applicants’ unique approaches to solving issues and creating solutions that answer the call of partners and end-users,” said Berge Kaprelian, Publisher of ChannelVision Magazine. “We had a record number of total entries, which made this year’s competition tougher than ever. But at the end of the day, the companies named have proven they meet the challenges of today’s changing workplace.”
Notably, Granite was presented with the VSA for Channel Program of the Year Award for its new VAR Partner Program launched in April. The program helps VARs find savings to fund new initiatives, fill in service gaps like nationwide installation and managed services, and add recurring revenue with commissions on Granite’s carrier and managed services.
Granite also received the VSA for Emerging Technology Breakthrough Award and the VSA for Innovation in Digital Transformation for Granite EPIK, an industry-first, next-generation managed POTS replacement service. Granite EPIK helps companies evolve their networks to IP while still supporting business-critical specialty lines that rely on legacy TDM landlines, such as fire and security alarms, Blue light boxes, elevator voice circuits, fax and more.
Finally, Granite received the VSA for Innovation in Multilocation Deployments for Granite Premium Dispatch, the latest addition to the Granite Guardian managed services portfolio. Granite Premium Dispatch delivers rapid response to system issues by the right technicians with the right hardware and expertise. Premium Dispatch includes:
· 24/7 proactive monitoring and automatic trouble ticketing
· Real-time remote diagnostics by Granite’s Network Operations Center (NOC) specialists to identify and address many issues immediately
· Dispatch of technicians and hardware to prequalified customer sites in as few as four hours
· Equipment matching your device models and options, configured to your specifications, delivered from our regional depots
“We are honored to present Granite with four Visionary Spotlight Awards,” said ChannelVision’s Kaprelian. “Granite was recognized for innovations in digital transformation, multilocation deployments, emerging technology, and the ability to help drive growth for channel partners and their customers. Congratulations to the entire team at Granite.”
“Granite appreciates receiving four Visionary Spotlight Awards in 2022,” said Charlie Pagliazzo, Vice President of Channel Distribution for Granite. “Granite continues to innovate to solve business challenges for our partners and their customers. These awards are a testament to the success of that effort, especially in light of the business interruptions organizations across all industries have experienced over the past two years. Our commitment is to be on the forefront, providing needed solutions to partners and their clients through technology advancements.”
About the Visionary Spotlight Awards
ChannelVision created the annual Visionary Spotlight Awards to highlight channel and service provider innovation in communications. The awards honor outstanding products, services, and deployments across numerous technology categories. Visionary Spotlight Award winners exemplify this goal, showcasing the communications industry’s overall innovation, capacity for future-thinking execution, creativity and feature set differentiation, and offering channel partners a cornucopia of opportunities to boost their roles as trusted providers. For more information about the Visionary Spotlight Awards program, click here or contact Berge Kaprelian at email@example.com.
Granite delivers advanced communications solutions to businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.75 billion company serves more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management, supporting more than 650,000 locations. Founded in 2002, Granite has grown to be one of the largest independent telecommunications providers in the U.S. by simplifying sourcing and management of voice, data and cellular service with a single point of contact and consolidated invoicing for all locations nationwide. Today, Granite supports customers with a wide range of advanced business communications services, including access, UCaaS, mobile voice and data, and MSP solutions for SD-WAN, monitoring and network management. Granite employs more than 2,250 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and 11 regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit granitenet.com.
Lauren Grenier Cheney