Charter Acquires AMA's Network Security Group, Continues Expansion into Central Canada

Victoria BC: Charter Telecom Inc. a leader in the design, implementation and management of high performance data networks, headquartered in Victoria BC and with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto announced today the acquisition of AMA Inc.’s Network and Security Group (NSG) located in Toronto Ontario. The acquisition will close on December 1, 2015.

The Asset purchase of AMA’s Network Security Group fits strategically with Charters’ business of designing, building and managing some of the most critical, high performance networks and data center infrastructures in Canada. The acquisition allows Charter to expand their sales and services offering to a greater customer base of both Private and Public sector customers throughout central Canada.

The integration of the skills, experience and reputation developed over a period of 28 years by NSG with our Toronto team will further Charter’s goals of delivering business innovation and 100% customer satisfaction to existing and new customers. The move also accelerates Charters’ growth plan and further establishes its position as a national leader in the Enterprise, Service Provider and Data Center markets.

“Our acquisition of AMA’s Network Security Group adds to our overall sales and service offerings in Central Canada. This investment represents an important strategic opportunity to provide an expanded availability our design, implementation, management and post sales services to the current customers of both Charter and AMA NSG as well as to new customers” said Paul Chandler, CEO of Charter. “Charter is eager to welcome AMA NSG customers and staff to the Charter team”. “The integration of AMA’s networking and security team into Charters’ organization will bring a new level of technical expertise, services offering and geographical coverage that will benefit our customers in managing their high performance networks and data center infrastructures”, stated Daniel Cheng CEO of AMA. “This acquisition will allow AMA to focus our priorities on delivering world class cloud based solutions through the “Simplify with Cloud” program to our combined customer base.”

About CharterFounded in 1997, Charter works together with customers to understand their business needs, then harness technology to make their business more efficient, more productive, and more secure – at the same time, saving them money. Charter combines leading technology and superior customer service, and has built a reputation for delivering projects on time and on budget. The recipient of numerous industry awards, Charter has partnered with the best suppliers in the field – making us one of Canada’s leading network infrastructure providers.

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