KeaneTel and the ASCII Group have signed an agreement to jointly promote VoIP, voice, data, Internet access, VPNs and other KeaneTel services, through the ASCII Group membership to the small and medium business marketplace across North America.
This multiyear agreement offers ASCII members exclusive benefits in marketing the services for KeaneTel. KeaneTel also has negotiated offers from many carriers that will provide ASCII Groups customers special pricing, service and support levels unavailable from any other program. KeaneTel estimates the value of this agreement will exceed $50 million in carrier revenue.
Alan Weinberger, chairman, president and CEO of ASCII says, The time is right for IT services providers, systems integrators and resellers to grow their business through additional revenue streams. The convergence long talked about is here. It is time an IT-focused group like ASCII converges with a telecom-focused group like KeaneTel, to deliver a more complete solution then either of us can deliver alone. With KeaneTels outstanding reputation for customer service, their best-of-breed carriers and their world-class back office, there was no other comparable group with whom we would partner.
Pete Keane, president and CEO of KeaneTel, says there is no finer organization to join with for distribution. According to Keane, We have an extensive list of distribution partners. While they are exceptional individually, the collective quality and outstanding reputation of the ASCII Group make them the only national distribution partner KeaneTel would consider. Thousands of ASCII Group IT professionals serve their clients each day with a relentless focus on providing excellent service and value. We believe the best way for KeaneTel to benefit the SMB market in telecom is to partner with their most reliable and important technology advisor to those businesses. ASCII Group members are clearly the most trusted advisors to their clients and they are the undisputed leaders in providing value to their SMB customers. We simply wouldnt partner with any other organization this way!
KeaneTel will provide sales, implementation, training, back-office support and other value-added services to ASCII members and customers. ASCII will use its position as the premier provider of IT hardware, software and services to the SMB market to deliver the KeaneTel carrier products to market.