CenturyLink to incorporate Savvis into its broader channel program

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) will complete the integration of Savvis' Alliances Master Agent program into its own Channel Alliance in Q2 2012, illustrating a move to create a larger common service set for its channel partners.

When the integration process is completed, Blake Wetzel, VP of CenturyLink's Channel Alliance, will continue to oversee the expanded program. However, the service provider did not reveal any other details about its channel plans.

"During the past year, we have focused on how best to harmonize our business customer channel programs," Wetzel said. "We are now ready to build an organizational structure that will provide a seamless, partner-driven sales experience for the company's business solutions."

Up until now, CenturyLink and Savvis, which the telco purchased in 2011, operated their own separate programs.

Jaywant Rao, vice president of global alliances at Savvis, said that "aligning the master-agent business under one team will provide our partners with increased support and additional offerings."

Although CenturyLink said it will provide information about the transition to its channel partners, it did not reveal any specific details publicly yet.

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