UNSi Completes Acquisition Of Next-Gen Network Provider IPNetZone
Acquisition Strengthens Balance Sheet and Overall Growth Strategy
Lemont Furnace, PA: United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi), a leading provider of carrier/connectivity, managed services and professional services, today announced it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of IPNetZone Communications, a privately-held nationwide next generation network provider, based in New York City.
The combined companies will operate under the name of United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi) and will continue to be led by Francis D. John as President & CEO, with founders of IPNetZone, Allan Schwartz and James Karimi, as an integral addition to the executive management team of UNSi. The combined companies, with the addition of its own 16-Node MPLS/VPLS and Carrier Ethernet network and collaborative managed networking services, enhance UNSi’s position serving both the Enterprise and Carrier markets. The completed acquisition strengthens its core services of providing intelligent connectivity solutions for companies with multiple locations, monitoring and securing critical network infrastructures and consolidating telecom billing platforms.
With the completion of the merger, Francis John stated “UNSi becomes a leading single source vendor for telecom services providing one bill, one contract, one contact and one single set of SLA’s for a variety of telecom services for both enterprises and channel partners. Additionally, the UNSi balance sheet has become stronger, allowing us to be flexible in investing and pursuing future technologies to support our growth strategy, remaining ahead of the competition and exceeding future client and market demands,” added Mr. John.
The acquisition agreement between UNSi and IPNetZone Communications was officially approved by its respected shareholders and supported by its senior lender, Dollar Bank, which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
ABOUT UNITED NETWORK SERVICES (UNSi)
UNSi is a next generation provider of carrier, managed services and professional services. UNSi provides a complete managed solution for IT professionals (CIO, IT Directors) and procurement teams so they can more efficiently manage the critical and complex IT infrastructure of their business. UNSi manages networks 24x7x365 for thousands of enterprise sites via their own Network Operations Centers (NOCs). IT departments rely on UNSi to design, monitor and manage their networks, consolidate telecom billing platforms and provide connectivity for multiple locations nationwide. For more information about UNSi, please visit www.unsi.net.
IPNetZone Communications, Inc. is a rapidly growing, privately-held global network provider based in New York providing Internet, multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), VPLS, managed network and monitoring
solutions to enterprise and carrier clients internationally. Founded in 2007, IPNetZone has provided Internet and MPLS circuits ranging from business class cable to 10 gigabit metro Ethernet circuits globally as well as a full suite of converged IP communications products and network management solutions. For more information please visit: www.ipnetzone.com.
ABOUT DOLLAR BANK
With assets of over $6.2 billion, Dollar Bank is the largest independent mutual bank in the United States, employing close to 1,200 people in northeast Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.dollarbank.com.
SOURCE: United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi)