TelePacific puts another brick in its SMB network with Telekenex acquisition

TelePacific Communications is adding another element to its ongoing geographic expansion plan by acquiring Telekenex.

By acquiring Telekenex, TelePacific will instantly gain access into both the San Francisco and Seattle markets in addition to an additional 1,000 business customers and 122 employees.

But the real gem of the Telekenex acquisition is a new set of services, including a hosted PBX platform with nationwide voice capabilities, nationwide PCI compliant MPLS backbone, a San Francisco to Oakland, Calif. fiber network, a management network services suite, and cloud-based firewall managed security services.    

Building upon its growing deployment of Ethernet--one that will be enhanced through its acquisition of Telekenex--and SIP Trunking existing TelePacific customers will be able to now get access to hosted PBX services.

When the acquisition is complete in Q3 2011, TelePacific plans to operate the Telekenex business as a separate channel led by current CEO and co-founder of Telekenex Brandon Chaney.

TelePacific is not shy about using M&A to enhance its scale, having previously acquired both 01 Communications and then Covad's broadband wireless division in the past year.  

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