Portland, Ore. – March 11, 2014 –Integra™, provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, has extended its hosted and managed business communications offerings with the acquisition of ProTel NetWorks, a unified communications managed services provider and one of the largest Mitel dealers in the country, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The acquisition continues the expansion of Integra’s managed services portfolio, which provides a full suite of Voice, Data and Internet solutions leveraging the benefits of a hosted environment for businesses of all sizes.
“Our customers face the very real challenge of keeping pace with rapidly changing technology and we’re seeing that translate into an increased demand for fully managed and hosted communications services,” said Joseph Harding, CMO of Integra. “Acquiring ProTel NetWorks is consistent with our continued strengthening and expansion of our portfolio in this area. Enterprise and small business customers alike benefit from cloud-based managed services because they’re more scalable, flexible, feature-rich and cost effective. Unlike some other providers, Integra manages all the physical equipment in a secure, fiber-connected, carrier-class environment.”
“In the dynamic communications landscape, we’ve continually pushed the envelope, working directly with manufacturers and our own software engineers to bring customers leading-edge customized voice and digital solutions,” said David Glissmeyer, CEO of ProTel NetWorks. “I’ve spent the last 30 years building this company on innovative and reliable solutions, quality engineering, and outstanding customer support. That meshes perfectly with Integra’s values and business model and we’re excited to join forces.”
Integra™ provides facilities-based communications and network services to enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses, government agencies and carriers throughout the western United States, with nationwide and international connectivity delivered via a robust IP/MPLS network. Integra’s vast, privately owned network connects customers to 6,400 miles of long-haul fiber optic infrastructure and 3,000 miles of metro fiber across 35 cities in 11 states, and its Ethernet-over-copper infrastructure extends ubiquitous Ethernet access to more than 460,000 business locations. Customers trust Integra for secure, reliable, low-latency solutions to power high-bandwidth cloud services, data center connectivity and the applications that drive their success. Integra’s services are backed by hands-on support and strong service level agreements.