LEMONT FURNACE, PA, Feb 16, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi), a leading provider of managed services for voice and data networks, announced today it has completed a strategic expansion by acquiring IPNetZone Communications, Inc., a nationwide next generation network provider. The acquisition of IPNetZone and its established MPLS network positions UNSi as a major player in the managed network services space gaining their own advanced backbone network.
IPNetZone is a privately-held company headquartered in New York City which owns and operates its own 16-node MPLS/VPLS and Carrier Ethernet network. In addition, it provides intelligent internet connectivity, managed network services and proactive monitoring of network assets for both enterprise and Carrier customers. From inception, IPNetZone has provided complete end-to-end solutions to manage and maintain the performance of its clients' complex communications infrastructures.
"The combination of UNSi's managed network service portfolio and the largest cable and DSL footprint in North America, coupled with IPNetZone's nationwide MPLS network, enables UNSi to expand the delivery of enterprise-grade managed service solutions," states Francis D. John, President and CEO of UNSi. "Additionally, IPNetZone's highly experienced technical staff allows UNSi to seamlessly enhance our procurement capabilities and 24/7 NOC support to our customers," added Mr. John. "We're ecstatic to join forces with UNSi," added Allan Schwartz, Founder and CEO of IPNetZone. "Our customers will immediately feel the impact of an enlarged project management team and back office integration enabling them to more quickly leverage, deliver and deploy services on our advanced MPLS and VPLS networks."
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