Rogers Buys Halifax Telco Internetworking Atlantic

by Istvan Fekete on December 3, 2015

Rogers has announced this week that it has acquired Internetworking Atlantic Inc. (IAI), a Halifax telecommunications company for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition enables Rogers to offer greater local expertise in the areas of cloud computing, data centre services, fibre networking, and professional services.

As part of the deal, the firm’s Halifax data centre, fibre-optic network and all 25 employees will become part of Rogers. The acquisition will increase Rogers’ national data centre footprint to 16 centres throughout the country.

“In today’s digital economy, businesses of all sizes and industries are relying on technology to achieve business outcomes,” said Nitin Kawale, President, Enterprise Business Unit, Rogers Communications. “The expertise IAI provides in data centre services, cloud solutions and fibre networking will benefit businesses from large to small. This local expertise and service combined with our national network and business capabilities will provide customers with the solutions they need to drive growth.”

In an interview with The Chronicle Herald, Ken Marshall, Atlantic president of Rogers, said the move allows the carrier to expand its business-related offerings in the region.

Internetworking Atlantic is best known in Atlantic Canada as a cable and wireless provider in New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Since Rogers has wireless customers in Nova Scotia, the deal was a straightforward move as the carrier continues the expansion and enhancement of its services.

Fact is, the two companies have been doing business together for several years now, and the deal has been in the works for about two years.

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