Request has launched its Gold Partner Program in an effort to reward its highest-performing channel partners.
The wholesale broadband applications and services company has appointed 17 Gold Partners -- 15 service providers and two carriers. Request has 160 partners that distribute its broadband services, which include service providers, carriers and specialist alliance partners. The new program is targeted at the service provision and carrier levels.
"The objective of the Gold Partner Program is to recognise those partners delivering top sales performance and demonstrating genuine partnering values," said Garry McCarten, Request's general manager of channel business.
According to McCarten, Gold Partner status is awarded to partners based on the average number of orders the business takes over six months, its recurring revenue and the number of Request services it has in operation. Gold Partners receive a special Request Gold Partner logo on their marketing material and will also be noted prominently on Request's Web site. "They will also be invited to participate in regular forums to discuss the direction of future products and services," McCarten said.
The program also looks to acknowledge up and coming service provider partners through its Go for Gold initiative. "As part of the initiative, partners that have been identified by Request as being almost applicable for Gold Partner status will receive additional support and encouragement," he said.
Early next year Request will expand its partner program by adding Platinum Partner status to the hierarchy.