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Telesphere to Partners: Expect Normal Operations With Vonage as New Owner

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Telesphere channel partners can expect few, if any changes, as a result of the pending acquisition by Vonage.

That’s the word from Telesphere CEO Clark Peterson.

“The only changes we foresee are the incredible resources channel partners will be able to leverage…now that we are partnering with one of the leading providers of cloud-communications,” he told Channel Partners on Wednesday.

Peterson added that business will continue as usual, with the same indirect channel team supporting all partners nationwide. Plus, he said, Telesphere is recruiting for a number of positions as its growth accelerates.

“Telesphere will continue normal business operations doing business as Telesphere, a Vonage Company, once the deal closes,” said Peterson, who is poised to join Vonage as president of Telesphere once the deal closes later this year. He’ll report to Alan Masarek, who takes over as CEO tomorrow from Marc Lefar.

Vonage announced its $114 million purchase of Telesphere on Wednesday morning. It plans to add Telesphere to its Vonage Business Solutions unit, bringing more UCaaS expertise to its hosted VoIP portfolio.


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