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June 08, 2010

PAETEC Closes on the Acquisition of Quagga Corporation

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor


PAETEC (News - Alert) Corp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PAETEC Holding Corp, has closed on the acquisition of Quagga Corporation, a privately-held Sacramento-based company.

 
As a world-class systems integrator, Quagga is the top Avaya (News - Alert) partner on the West Coast with expertise in IP-based voice and video systems for medium and large businesses. The company also specializes in data and business process management as well as consulting, design, and maintenance of communication systems.
 
Upon the closing of this acquisition, Quagga will become part of PAETEC's Integrated Services Group focused on delivering complete equipment-based communications solutions to businesses nationwide.
 
'The acquisition of Quagga fits our five-year strategic plan and further extends our ability to fight unfair in the marketplace by offering unique capabilities which our competitors simply can't match," said Douglas Derstine, PAETEC's president of wholesale and overseeing equipment sales in a statement.
 
Derstine said that for nearly 10 years, the company had a robust Value Added Reseller presence in the Eastern United States.
 
"The addition of Quagga now allows our equipment capabilities to more geographically mirror those of our national network business,' he said.
 
Scott Knorp, co-founder of Quagga said that being a part of a national leader in telecommunications like PAETEC will yield immediate benefits for the customers and employees alike.
 
'Not only do we share a unique passion for serving customers with complete, personalized business communications solutions, but now have a new, immense product portfolio to offer our customers,' said Knorp.
 
Earlier this month PAETEC Holding Corp., a full service communications solutions provider to business-class customers nationwide, announced the official opening of its local office in Portland, Maine, with plans to fill ten positions from the Portland area.
The new office, located on the sixth floor of One Canal Plaza in Portland, will serve all of Maine with PAETEC's unique blend of personalized customer support and business-class communication products and services.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny


 
 
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