Bright House Networks Signs Agreement to Acquire Telovations

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright House Networks today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Telovations, a Tampa, Florida-based Cloud Communications provider that delivers businesses hosted voice solutions, including PBX and managed SIP trunking.

The acquisition will help Bright House Networks to meet the diverse needs of the enterprise market with cloud based and managed services, as well as continue to offer small and medium sized businesses additional services.  Telovations pioneered the delivery of "Communications-as-a-Service" (CaaS), which enables businesses to deploy communications devices and applications on a pay-as-you-go, as-needed basis, eliminating the need for capital investment and ongoing overhead.

"We welcome this collaborative opportunity to combine our fiber optic network and managed services offerings with Telovations' cloud-based unified communications services to provide companies with a much broader array of network capabilities and industry-leading services," said Leo Cloutier, senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Bright House Networks.

"We are thrilled to be joining Bright House Networks as we share a common passion for serving customers," said Mark Swanson, co-founder and CEO of Telovations.  "The combination of Telovations' innovative Cloud-based Unified Communications offerings and Bright House's fiber network and broader portfolio of managed services will provide customers some of the most advanced business communications capabilities in the nation."  Following the close of the acquisition, the Telovations team will report into Craig Cowden, senior vice president, Network Engineering & Operations, and Enterprise Solutions, Bright House Networks.

The transaction is expected to close within 45-60 days, pending regulatory approvals. Q Advisors LLC, a Denver, Princeton and San Francisco based investment banking boutique, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Telovations in connection with the transaction.

About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services.  The company also offers a full suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced targeted advertising solutions.  Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets. 

For more information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit brighthouse.com.

About Telovations
Based in Tampa, FL, Telovations is a next-generation managed service provider pioneering the delivery of business communications in a Software-as-a-Service model referred to as "Communications-as-a-Service" or CaaS.  CaaS from Telovations enables businesses to deploy communications devices and applications on a pay-as-you-go, as-needed basis thus eliminating the need for capital investment and ongoing overhead.  Offering the latest communications technology coupled with a Quality of Service guarantee, Telovations provides businesses both flexibility and scalability that they might not otherwise afford.  Telovations' services offer a compelling alternative to traditional telecommunications services.  For additional information about Telovations' communication and collaboration solutions please visit www.telovations.com or call 1-877-934-6668.

SOURCE Bright House Networks



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