SOURCE: Urban Communications Inc.

Urban Communications Inc.

October 12, 2016 06:30 ET

Urban Communications Inc. Hires More Top Talent, Expands Commercial Sales Team

Urban Adds Top Sales Talent From the Telecom Industry to Take Advantage of Recently Announced Network Acquisition and to Meet Growing Demand in the Business Market

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - October 12, 2016) - Urban Communications Inc. (TSX VENTURE: UBN), one of the country's first telecommunications companies to deliver Gigabit Internet service to the home, today announced it has added two top performing sales staff to its commercial sales team as it continues to build one of the best talent rosters in the industry.

In addition to hiring long time Unified Communications specialist Geoff Hultin as VP Corporate Sales in late 2015, Urban has continued to add a wealth of seasoned telecom talent to its team, including Senior Enterprise Account Executive, Diarmuid O'Dea from Shaw Business and Jason Mazepa from Zayo.

At Shaw, Diarmuid worked with the government and higher education sectors and was the top performing Senior Account Executive, responsible for closing the company's largest SIP/PRI contract in its history. Educated at Simon Fraser University and the London School of Economics, his past roles include positions with Government of Canada and Province of BC. Diarmuid brings extensive enterprise, government and municipal relationships to Urban that will be invaluable as the Company expands its commercial business and municipal partnership strategy.

Jason brings 13 years of telecom, security and hosted voice sales success with mid-market companies to Urban. With extensive experience in the building and construction sectors, Jason will help Urban expand mid and enterprise sales for multi-site customers. Jason completed a business degree at Simon Fraser University after which he held sales leadership roles with Tranzeo Wireless, Chubb Edwards and Allstream.

"We are pleased to have Diarmuid and Jason join the team," said John Farlinger, Urban CEO. "Through our disruptive pricing model we have experienced incredible demand for our commercial services offerings this year and hiring top sales talent to meet that need and continue to offer the best client experience is critical to our success."

Urban's carrier grade fibre optic network is the ultimate choice in high performance and reliable data network services for any business. With the most competitive pricing, the highest speeds and data transfer limits on Internet plans, guaranteed SLAs, and a legacy-free, congestion-free network architecture, our Internet, Ethernet, private and managed MPLS network services are the best performing services in our market.

For more information about Urbanfibre Gigabit Internet or to request service in your building, please visit www.urbanfibre.ca.

ABOUT URBAN COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Urban Communications Inc. (TSX VENTURE: UBN) is a telecommunications company providing a full suite of Internet, voice, video and broadband application products over its 300 km. state-of-the-art carrier grade fibre optic network in Metro Vancouver and Victoria to commercial, residential and public sector customers. Urban has recently launched high-speed Internet service to residential and commercial subscribers on its network at 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps).

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