October 03, 2018

Advantel Acquisition Augments ConvergeOne Presence

Mergers and acquisitions are a sign of the times, the goal being the creation of comprehensive solution portfolios to possess a one-stop-stop – from communications to networking – for an organization’s technology needs.

Global IT and collaboration services provider, ConvergeOne announced the acquisition of of San-Jose-based solutions integrator Advantel Networks. The addition instantly augments ConvergeOne’s national footprint.  

"With this acquisition, ConvergeOne gains the strategic resources to elevate our role as a leading provider of multivendor collaboration technologies, support and services," said John A. McKenna Jr., Chairman and CEO, ConvergeOne. "Advantel's highly skilled employees and committed customer base on the West Coast expands our presence from San Diego to Vancouver, a key area of opportunity for us going forward."

Now Advantel, a ConvergeOne company joins the ConvergeOne arsenal. Since 1984, Advantel has made a name as a provider of collaboration services and solutions: including unified communications, contact centers, cloud as well as integrated and managed services. ConvergeOne can now offer its more than 10,000 customers of Fortune 500 companies and continue the strategy of growth via acquisition.

"On behalf of my employees, we are thrilled to join such a successful team," said Mark Ritchie, President, Advantel, a ConvergeOne Company. "For over thirty years, Advantel has worked with small businesses and Fortune 100 enterprises to reduce their infrastructure costs and simplify IT administration. Our quality professional and managed services support is a natural fit with ConvergeOne's existing growing services portfolio and delivery base." 

The increasingly competitive industry that is business communications continues to raise the bar for service providers. Many are meeting the mark through acquisitions.

Edited by Maurice Nagle



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