Rooted primarily in the hosted phone systems and voice services space, Stage 2 Networks has made a significant announcement to close out 2011 that will certainly help to benefit and expand the company’s hosted VoIP and phone system offerings in the New Year.
Stage 2, a cloud communications leader in the New York metropolitan area with a portfolio of hosted voice and data services, has acquired the hosted VoIP business division of Consolidated Technologies, Inc. (News - Alert) (CTI). Through this partnership, CTI, a converged technologies company and an Avaya gold partner, will be able to strengthen its system integration business, while Stage 2 will expand its hosted VoIP enterprise.
Stage 2's robust network allows businesses to access its portfolio of communications services which includes but is not limited to hosted PBX (News - Alert) and VoIP, cloud-based unified communications (UC), advanced voice applications, and network services for both voice and data. Businesses utilizing Stage 2’s solutions will receive streamlined communications with enhanced quality of service, while at the same time lowering their capital expenditures.
"We are excited to announce a deal that furthers our mission to become New York's leading cloud communications provider. This is a perfect opportunity for both companies to grow our organizations and concentrate on our primary services," said Joseph P. Gillette, CEO of Stage 2 Networks and a founding member of the Cloud Communications Alliance. "By acquiring the hosted VoIP division of CTI (News - Alert), we have expanded our market-leading footprint while becoming stronger as a company, both operationally and financially."
By utilizing a single source approach, over the past decade CTI has developed a team of leading communications experts to create, implement and manage its portfolio of powerful converged communications solutions for medium to large businesses across the U.S.
"CTI has enjoyed significant growth in the enterprise communications market and we are putting considerable investment into our market leading practice of implementing Avaya (News - Alert) solutions for these large customers," said David Blau, founding partner and chief strategy officer of Consolidated Technologies, Inc. "Our Avaya partnership is growing so quickly that it made sense for us to exit the hosted VoIP space and renew our focus on this accelerated business expansion. An added bonus to this transaction is that we will continue to partner with Stage 2, as we still have many customers and prospects that will benefit from hosted services."
According to a recent press release, as the premiere Broadsoft hosted carrier in the New York metropolitan area and experts in business voice and data solutions, Stage 2 Networks' newly acquired customers will have additional service options that can be integrated or added to their current hosted solutions.
Stefanie Mosca is a Managing Editor for TMCnet, with a particular focus in wireless technologies as well as mobile and IP communications. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page or follow her on Twitter (News - Alert) @stefaniemosca.
Edited by Chris DiMarco