SOURCE: United Network Services, Inc.

United Network Services, Inc.

May 07, 2013 09:05 ET

UNSi to Acquire Airband Communications

Adds Fixed Wireless and VoIP to UNSi's Expansive MPLS Network Capabilities

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) -  United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi), a provider of data network and carrier services, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Airband Communications of Dallas, Texas and merge Airband into UNSi. Airband Communications is one of the nation's largest fixed wireless voice and data providers for businesses, with a large southwest and southeast MPLS backbone. The all stock merger is expected to close within thirty days. Expanding upon UNSi's existing robust network, the combined company will have a comprehensive national MPLS & Ethernet platform -- adding 12 core PoPs for a total of 29 core PoPs across the United States, fixed wireless services in 16 markets, VoIP platform delivered on a national basis, as well as a comprehensive broadband aggregation network.

The combined company will remain as United Network Services Inc. (UNSi) with primary operations located in Dallas, Phoenix and Pittsburgh coupled with regional offices located in several strategic cities. The merged company is expected to generate revenues in excess of $60 million annually, with over 160 employees. Francis D. John will remain President & CEO of the company. Timothy Kinnear will be appointed to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer and Theodore Baum will continue as Chairman of the Board. "This is an exciting and powerful combination," stated Francis D. John, President & CEO of UNSi. "The new UNSi will be a major strategic player in building voice and data networks for companies and entities that have multiple locations throughout the United States and Internationally. UNSi will have the ability to affect significant organic growth as well as continue to seek strategic acquisitions that will enhance our product and application offerings," added Mr. John. Michael Ruley, current CEO of Airband, stated, "We are excited to join forces with UNSi. As a combined entity, we will have the financial backing, network and human resources required to grow, organically and strategically, and to further enhance our competitive position."

The converged company will establish UNSi as a premiere quality data and voice carrier enabling them to deliver more complete network solutions. Through this acquisition, UNSi will also gain operational, engineering and sales expertise to better support customers and partners. New product offerings with competitive pricing and unparalled reach will evolve from this acquisition including MPLS over Fixed Wireless, SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX, all adding to UNSi's existing services -- MPLS, Ethernet, DIA, Broadband, Managed Firewall, Managed Router and Hosted Monitoring solutions.

To learn more about the advantages of this significant announcement, visit www.unsi.net.

ABOUT UNSi
UNSi is a next generation carrier and provider of intelligent internet and managed services providing extensive MPLS and Ethernet solutions. Leveraging a flexible network with unparalleled reach, UNSi offers custom managed services to layer on top of transport services -- offering a total network solution all on one bill, for businesses with multiple locations. UNSi's services are backed by 24x7 US-based NOCs, 29 core PoPs, over 100,000 lit buildings, 150+ interconnects, and the largest broadband aggregation database.

UNSi provides intelligent carrier grade solutions with the industry's most extensive reach to enterprise and carrier customers alike. UNSi sells through direct & indirect channels, as well as directly to tech savvy companies of all sizes and IT Professionals who rely on UNSi to provide reliable and efficient solutions for their network infrastructure. For more information about UNSi, visit www.unsi.net or call 888.UNSi.999.

ABOUT AIRBAND COMMUNICATIONS
Airband Communications, Inc. is the largest fixed-wireless voice and data provider for businesses in the U.S. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of high-speed Internet access, point-to-point data services, VoIP, security and other managed solutions -- delivered over one of the industry's most scalable last-mile networks. Airband bypasses the local phone and cable companies to provide faster provisioning intervals, immediate scalability and complete redundancy for its customers. Thousands of businesses nationwide already count on Airband for their broadband service. For more information, please visit www.airband.com.

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