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Granite Wins Two 2023 Visionary Spotlight Awards from ChannelVision
Managed Communications Services Provider Honored for Innovation in Technology and Multilocation Deployments
QUINCY, Mass., and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – July 14, 2023 — ChannelVision Magazine has recognized Granite Telecommunications, a $1.85 billion provider of communications and technology solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies, as a winner of two 2023 Visionary Spotlight Awards for innovation in technology and multilocation business technology deployments.
ChannelVision's annual Visionary Spotlight Awards highlight channel and service provider innovation in communications. Winners exemplify innovation, capacity for future-thinking execution, creativity and feature set differentiation, and offering channel partners opportunities to boost their roles as trusted providers.
Granite's award-winning innovations include:
· Top Innovation for FlexEdge Connect, a revolutionary enhancement to its proprietary universal edge device, Granite Guardian FlexEdge. Granite Guardian FlexEdge consolidates multiple network functions, enabling Granite to deliver its managed network solutions without deploying proprietary hardware. FlexEdge Connect adds service chaining, allowing Granite to install various virtual network functions on the same physical device and connect them with software so they work together. With a single investment in FlexEdge Connect, organizations can efficiently scale their network infrastructure, accommodating their growing demands and adapting to their evolving needs without the costly and time-consuming process of replacing hardware.
· Innovation in Multilocation Business Technology Deployments for supporting a channel partner's restaurant chain client's expansion to more than 250 locations. Leveraging its rapid Technology Deployment services, Granite helped the chain standardize network infrastructure and deployment processes to migrate existing sites and stand up new ones. Granite standardized voice and data connectivity for all locations, designed and installed a fully managed network, and automated technology configurations.
"We're honored to be recognized by ChannelVision with Visionary Spotlight Awards for innovation in technology and multilocation deployments," said Charlie Pagliazzo, Vice President – Channels for Granite. "Together, these accolades are a testament to our continued commitment to both develop and deliver innovative technology solutions at scale for our channel partners and their multilocation enterprise customers."
About ChannelVision Magazine
ChannelVision is a bi-monthly digital and print magazine, read by channel partners selling all manner of voice, data, access, managed, and business services (both on-premises and "in the cloud"), as well as technology, gear and equipment. ChannelVision is a highly focused and efficient way for service providers, hardware, and software companies to reach experienced channel partners targeting the small/medium business space. Serving a controlled circulation of providers and indirect distributors of communications, network, IT, and cloud-based business services, ChannelVision is telecom's gateway to perspective on how to adapt, what to sell, and how to sell it.
Granite delivers advanced communications and technology solutions to businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.85 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 competitive telecommunications carriers 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 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, Massachusetts, and 11 regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.