Comcast Business Partners with iTel Networks to Improve Canadian Footprint

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Canada-based iTel Networks and U.S.-based Comcast Business are teaming up to provide broadband across North America.

The companies say they will combine their networks and products to offer managed broadband services to multinational companies. Customers with U.S. and Canadian locations can access “custom network connectivity solutions and quality services” as a result of the partnership.

“Our Enterprise Solutions team has uncovered a wealth of opportunities for Comcast Business to deliver services outside of the U.S. Many of our existing enterprise customers and prospects have locations outside the United States; in particular, in Canada,” said Glenn Katz, senior vice president and general manager of the Comcast Business Enterprise Solutions unit. “We’re excited to announce that we are leveraging this exciting new relationship with iTel Networks to serve our managed broadband enterprise customers’ Canadian locations.”

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iTel Networks’ Dan Rink

iTel is based in Kamloops, British Columbia. It has styled itself as a “converged network company.” It provides an around-the-clock networking operations center.

“We harness the power of every Canadian carrier and every technology to create an affordable network solution in even the most remote locations across Canada and the U.S.,” iTel CEO Dan Rink said. “Our agreement with Comcast Business brings this power to bear for their U.S.-based enterprise customers looking to extend managed broadband support to their Canadian locations.”

Kelly Pritchard, iTel’s vice president of sales and marketing, said increasingly large and complex data is creating challenges for multilocation networks.

iTel's Kelly Pritchard

iTel’s Kelly Pritchard

“Organizations need to be focused on the productivity and profitability of their core business instead of managing their ever-changing networks that are critical to their operations,” Pritchard said. “Our partnership with Comcast Business Enterprise Solutions allows businesses to do just that.

iTel partners with several U.S. master agents, including WTG and Telarus, which also partner with Comcast.

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