In the dynamic world of telecommunications, known for its constant evolution and growth, we find ourselves at another impactful time in our industry. Recent developments have placed telecom giants like Lumen, AT&T, Verizon and many others in a rather different spotlight. Instead of being celebrated for groundbreaking advancements, these industry juggernauts are grappling with substantial reductions in their workforce, shedding light on the complex and multifaceted challenges they are currently navigating.

October 31, Lumen, a longstanding presence in the telecom sector and one of many companies making tough decisions, announced the strategic decision to trim its workforce by 4%. That translates to approximately 1,200 employees out of the total workforce. For Lumen, this workforce reduction is primarily a financial restructuring aimed at alleviating its debt burden. Are there potential implications for customer support and service delivery expectations for their clients and partners?. That remains to be seen.  However, one thing is for certain, in these challenging times, it’s crucial to have a reliable partner by your side. IQ Wired proudly holds the prestigious title of being a Diamond Lumen Channel Partner, the highest level achievable.

Our partnership runs deep, and our resources, leadership, and executive alignment with Lumen remain unchanged, even in the face of the Reduction in Force (RIF) that Lumen is currently undergoing. This means that you can continue to rely on IQ Wired for the same level of dedication and support that you’ve come to expect from us. Our expertise, industry insights, and unwavering dedication to your success will act as a personal guide through these turbulent times. As your reliable ally, we stand ready to collaborate closely with you, providing tailored solutions and support to meet your specific needs and goals.