Integra bolsters hosted, managed services with ProTel NetWorks purchase

Integra has added another element to its growing hosted and managed services product line by acquiring Salt Lake City-based ProTel NetWorks.

What does ProTel bring to the table?

One of its immediate benefits is the company was one of the largest dealers of Mitel PBX systems in the U.S. This aligns well with Integra, which began offering SIP interoperability on the vendor's communication systems in 2011. It will be able to cross-sell ProTel's customers the SIP Trunking service.

In addition, Integra will be able to extend its broader portfolio of managed, cloud and Ethernet access services to ProTel's customer base.

Likewise, Integra can provide ProTel's services, including its hosted and on-premises VoIP services that include on-site support, to its growing base of medium-sized business customers.

"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, in a release. "Acquiring ProTel NetWorks is consistent with our continued strengthening and expansion of our portfolio in this area."

For more:
- see the release

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