INGATE

From The Sip Trunking Experts

TMCNet:  Bright House Networks Signs Agreement to Acquire Telovations

[November 26, 2012]

Bright House Networks Signs Agreement to Acquire Telovations

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Bright House Networks today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Telovations, a Tampa, Florida-based Cloud Communications provider that delivers businesses hosted voice solutions, including PBX and managed SIP trunking.


The acquisition will help Bright House Networks to meet the diverse needs of the enterprise market with cloud based and managed services, as well as continue to offer small and medium sized businesses additional services. Telovations pioneered the delivery of "Communications-as-a-Service" (CaaS), which enables businesses to deploy communications devices and applications on a pay-as-you-go, as-needed basis, eliminating the need for capital investment and ongoing overhead.

"We welcome this collaborative opportunity to combine our fiber optic network and managed services offerings with Telovations' cloud-based unified communications services to provide companies with a much broader array of network capabilities and industry-leading services," said Leo Cloutier, senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Bright House Networks.

"We are thrilled to be joining Bright House Networks as we share a common passion for serving customers," said Mark Swanson, co-founder and CEO of Telovations. "The combination of Telovations' innovative Cloud-based Unified Communications offerings and Bright House's fiber network and broader portfolio of managed services will provide customers some of the most advanced business communications capabilities in the nation." Following the close of the acquisition, the Telovations team will report into Craig Cowden, senior vice president, Network Engineering & Operations, and Enterprise Solutions, Bright House Networks.

The transaction is expected to close within 45-60 days, pending regulatory approvals. Q Advisors LLC, a Denver, Princeton and San Francisco based investment banking boutique, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Telovations in connection with the transaction.

About Bright House Networks Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. The company also offers a full suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced targeted advertising solutions. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.

For more information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit brighthouse.com.

About TelovationsBased in Tampa, FL, Telovations is a next-generation managed service provider pioneering the delivery of business communications in a Software-as-a-Service model referred to as "Communications-as-a-Service" or CaaS. CaaS from Telovations enables businesses to deploy communications devices and applications on a pay-as-you-go, as-needed basis thus eliminating the need for capital investment and ongoing overhead. Offering the latest communications technology coupled with a Quality of Service guarantee, Telovations provides businesses both flexibility and scalability that they might not otherwise afford. Telovations' services offer a compelling alternative to traditional telecommunications services. For additional information about Telovations' communication and collaboration solutions please visit www.telovations.com or call 1-877-934-6668.

SOURCE Bright House Networks

[ Back To SIP Trunking Home's Homepage ]

Loading
Subscribe here for your FREE
SIP TRUNKING enewslettter.

Featured Partner


Featured Whitepapers

SIP Security for the Enterprise
Voice over IP (VoIP) is incorporated into a variety of computer networks, both public and private, and used for everyday transactions and communications among carriers, businesses, government agencies...

Making A Broadband Purchase Decision
Businesses today have many options for broadband connectivity. Clarifying your particular business needs prior to selecting a broadband provider will ensure an optimal match of broadband service to your requirements.

Voice-Optimized Network Delivers Premier Call Experience
Customers equate call quality with business quality. Real-time communication, interpersonal interaction, and the cordial tone of a call center representative can create a positive impression of your business that no email can match.

Featured Case Studies

Business Telecom Expenses Reduced 50%
A small to medium sized company in the midwest was interested in migrating to IP Communications, but in today's economy, they were hesitant to upgrade their communication system due to their perception that the cost would outweigh the benefits.

Multi-State Company Cuts Telecom Costs 50%
A multi-site, multi-state company with extensive monthly long distance fees and toll-free charges did not have adequate broadband for Broadvox SIP Trunking requirements, nor did they have a SIP enabled telephone system.

Discover Leisure Connects Remote Users to its IP-PBX
Discover Leisure is one of the largest resellers of caravans and motor homes in the UK. With 15 branch of?ces all over the country, the company spent a great deal of money every month just on internal phone calls.

Featured eBOOKS

Internet+: The Way Toward Global Unified Communication
Connecting the telephony of the enterprise PBX or Unified Communications (UC) system using SIP trunks instead of conventional telephone lines has been very successful in recent years.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 2
SIP trunking is becoming more of a focus for service providers. One key issue many service providers face when deploying SIP trunks is NAT, or Network Address Translation, traversal.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 1
A vast resource for information about all things SIP - including SIP, security, VoIP, SIP trunking and Unified Communications.

Featured Videos

Broadvox VAR Testimonial VAR 1:
Part 1 of the VAR (Value Added Reseller) Partner Program Testimonials for Broadvox...

E-SBCs AS The Demarcation Point:
Ingate's Steve Johnson talks to Erik Linask about the role session border controller plays as the demarcation point at...

Demystifying DPI
How can deep packet inspection protect your SIP traffic as well as your entire network?

Featured Resources

Partner Program Overview:
Over 4,000 VARs, Master Agents, Solution Providers, and Independent IT Professionals trust Broadvox. We offer customized services and solutions to fit seamlessly into any company's business model. And when you partner with Broadvox, every member of our team stands behind you and your customers 100%...

SIP Trunk UC Summit

What's New

Presenting the New Ingate/Intertex Website:
Internet+ is an extended Internet access allowing high quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based real-time person-to-person communication, everywhere and for any application. It applies to both fixed and mobile networks ...

Featured Blogs

Featured Webinars

Secure SIP Trunking:
What You Need to Know

Successfully Deploying Enterprise SIP Trunking:
Tools and Techniques for Overcoming Common Roadblocks

Featured Podcasts

Getting the Most Out of Your SIP Trunks:
Ingate's Steve Johnson and TMC's Erik Linask discuss how best practices forgetting the most out of SIP Trunking services and common pitfalls to avoid.

Featured Datasheets

Ingate SIParator E-SBCs
Adopting SIP is a simple process with the Ingate SIParator, the secure enterprise session border controller (E-SBC). The SIParator makes secure SIP communications - including VoIP,SIP trunking and more - possible while working seamlessly with your existing network firewall.

Ingate Firewalls
Everyone is talking about enterprise usage of VoIP, instant messaging and other types of realtime communications including presence and conferencing.

SIP Trunk Solutions for Service Providers
The award-winning Ingate Firewall and Ingate SIParator deliver a high quality, reliable SIP trunk connection between the customer's IP-PBX and the service provider network, and solve interoperability issues to simplify deployments and support for remote diagnosis of reported issues.