News : Birch to Purchase Assets of Primus Telecommunications in Canada, U.S. and P.R.
Atlanta, GA March 14, 2016 -- Birch Communications, Inc. ("Birch"), nationwide provider of communications, network and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses, announced its recent agreement to purchase select assets and customers of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. ("Primus"), a Canadian independent, full-service, telecommunications service providers. The closing is expected in the second quarter of 2016 and this transaction will mark the 28th asset purchase for Birch.
Primus customers will significantly expand Birch’s service footprint. The transaction will also include customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. In addition, Birch and Primus complement each other from a product perspective, each offering broadband internet, cloud-hosted PBX, dedicated data access, local phone, long distance and a variety of wholesale solutions.
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"This transaction demonstrates our continued commitment to grow our service territory, product-set and customer base," said Vincent Oddo, President and CEO at Birch. "Primus customers will benefit from being part of a larger service provider with a strong commitment to award-winning customer care, and Birch customers will benefit from a new, significantly larger service territory. With the addition of the Primus assets, Birch expects that a significant portion of its revenue in 2016 will come from its fast-growing fiber and managed services segments."
Michael Nowlan, Chief Executive Officer of Primus said, "We are excited for Primus customers as this transaction offers them a broader array of products with a wider geographic reach, thus bringing an extremely competitive choice to the marketplace. Our customers and partners will seamlessly transition to Birch and continue to enjoy enterprise-class service."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Birch Communications:
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Birch Communications provides managed communications and information technology services to a target market of small and medium-sized businesses in select metropolitan areas within 39 states across the United States. Birch services include local and long distance voice, broadband Internet access, T1, PRI, bonded T1, mobile voice and data, e-mail, voicemail, prepaid, and many other communications and information technology services.
About PRIMUS Telecommunications:
Like other industry leaders, Primus delivers high-quality solutions for more than 2.4 million consumers, including small & medium enterprises and multinational businesses. Unlike the rest, Primus takes advantage of global telecommunications deregulation. This allows Primus to bring you facilities-based networks and facilities-based datacenters for a sophisticated line of services to manage your complete E-Business and data communication needs. Primus has ownership interests in over 23 transoceanic fiber-optic cable systems in Europe, North and South America, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Published: Monday, March 21, 2016
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