Verizon consolidates international, domestic wholesale operations

Verizon wants to give its wholesale customers a consistent look and feel for services, so it has decided to combine its international and domestic wholesale units into one single global group--Verizon Global Wholesale.  

Combining the former International Partner Services and Verizon Partner Solutions, Verizon Global Wholesale customers will now be able to turn to one source for their connectivity needs. Heading up the combined wholesale operations will be Mike Millegan, who has been president of Verizon Partners since October 2007. Carl Roberts, who led International Partner Services, will still serve as president of that segment but he will report to Millegan.

Of course, questions remain. Perhaps the biggest one that will be on everyone's mind is if the newly combined company will require job cuts. Yesterday, Verizon announced after seeing steep losses from its wireline division that it would lay off another 13,000 employees from its wireline business.

For more:
- see the release here
- xChange has this article

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