Wholesale Carrier Services
posted on September 10, 2013 03:29
Wholesale Carrier Services, Inc. announced today that it acquired substantially all the assets and infrastructure of USADatanet, a subsidiary of Alteva Communications, Inc. in all-cash transaction. This key addition to WCS’ network and engineering/IT assets marks a major milestone in WCS’ strategic evolution from a reseller service provider to a true next-generation services carrier with owned and operated plant, facilities, and engineering personnel.
The acquisition brings new capabilities to WCS including state-of-the-art hosted PBX/IP Centrex platform and full ACD/call enter functionality; integrated audio conferencing bridge and voice platform with an integrated T.38 IP Fax platform. “WCS now has a NY statewide access network including high capacity access circuits to our clients (Verizon, TWC, TW Telecom, Broadview, Bebertch and others,” stated WCS President and CEO, Chris Barton.
Mr. Barton continued, "Both companies have a tradition of commitment to serving customer needs in the best of all possible ways. Our successful, multi-year business relationship with Alteva/USADatanet make the transition and integration nearly transparent for WCS and our new USADatanet wholesale and retail clients. We are confident that the integrated resources will provide our customers with unique beneacsfits in the telecommunications marketplace and allow the combined companies a substantial growth opportunity in the NY marketplace where WCS already has over 3,000 business clients."
The existing Syracuse, NY network operations staff will remain in place and will be expanded as part of WCS’ global network development plan. Jay Mercer, former USADatanet CTO and Director of Network Operations at WCS, will continue to lead the network expansion of the Syracuse facility and integration to the WCS global backbone.