Birch Finalizes Acquisition of Covista Communications Assets
Mar 29, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Birch Communications, an IP-based communications and cloud services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced that it has closed the acquisition of select customer and network assets from Covista Communications, Inc.
According to a release, Covista, which is currently traded under the symbol CVST.PK, is a facilities-based telecommunications service provider that serves business, wholesale and residential customers. This transaction marks the 17th acquisition Birch has closed since 2006.
"This acquisition strengthens the breadth and scope of the Birch IP-Network. Covista's Metaswitch-based facilities network, with switching centers in Tennessee and New York, complements our current IP-Network and expands it to 10 states," said Vincent M. Oddo, Birch President and CEO. "In addition, several new markets within Tennessee and New York have also been added to our IP-Network footprint. In total, Birch now provides service to customers in 45 states and the District of Columbia."
"This acquisition greatly enhances our Hosted-PBX, SIP-Trunking and Carrier Services (wholesale) product offerings," said Chris Aversano, Birch chief operating officer. "We look forward with great enthusiasm to welcoming the former Covista customers into our Birch family and introducing them to our award-winning customer care team, as well as our expanding portfolio of IP-based services."
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