Ring Authority’s Voice Services Division Acquired by ClearlyIP Inc.
APPLETON, WISCONSIN – January 3, 2023 – Clearly IP Inc. (“ClearlyIP” or the “Company”) announced today that they have acquired the Voice Services division of Ring Authority, based in Sarasota, Florida.
Officially announced on December 30th, 2022, Ring Authority and ClearlyIP entered into an agreement to transfer Ring Authority’s business telecommunication customers over to ClearlyIP, which includes sales, support, and billing.
The client base acquisition came from the ever-increasing complexities and restrictive requirements by the FCC for telecom providers in the United States. Ring Authority made the decision to transfer this part of their services to ClearlyIP so they could continue selling and recommending telecom services but not have to handle direct customer billing. Ring Authority will continue to collaborate with ClearlyIP by maintaining a relationship in a Master Agent form for all client telecom needs, and they will continue to offer the complete ClearlyIP portfolio of products to their customers under an Agent arrangement. This allows them to continue working with ClearlyIP, and to continue to offer great telecom without having to deal with the general bureaucracy of being a telecommunications provider in the United States.
“The union of these organizations builds upon the rich local heritage that began when Ring Authority, a division of Alliance IT, first established itself in Sarasota, Florida. ClearlyIP shares our values and the culture in which our companies always puts the customer first. ClearlyIP has a global team of dedicated telecommunication professionals that will use this shared company culture to ensure our customers succeed with proven technology designed to scale with their businesses.” Stated Chuck Walker, Managing Partner of Ring Authority and Alliance IT.
Customers will not experience any service interruption during the migration and can count on the years of combined experience with leading VoIP technology that ClearlyIP has to offer. ClearlyIP will integrate the network and billing systems over the next few months with the goal of minimally impacting customers while making the changes necessary to significantly enhance service offerings.
“Ring Authority has been a long-time Partner of ClearlyIP, so this is the perfect synergy of like-minded professionals focused on promoting and delivering business innovation and high-value telecom product solutions and services to the business marketplace. With our US, Montreal, and Vancouver offices, ClearlyIP is well equipped to handle these new customers, and we’re happy to welcome them to our ClearlyIP family.” Said Tony Lewis, CEO and co-founder of ClearlyIP.
The recent customer-based purchase is in line with ClearlyIP’s defined path of growth and market expansion. Opting for business growth by acquisition, in parallel with high organic growth, offers several advantages. ClearlyIP’s acquisition strategy is a way to gain size and reinforce cash flow and add significantly to its business’s value offering in a number of ways that complement and enhance the core growth strategy. This is ClearlyIP’s fourth acquisition since its inception in 2019.
With decades of leadership in communications and developing innovative telephony solutions, the team at ClearlyIP provides world-class telecommunications services, applications, and customer premise hardware to businesses, ITSP’s, OEM’s and other communications providers across the globe. Product offerings include Brandable IP Phones, VoIP Appliances, a Suite of Advanced Cloud Services, and a feature-rich SIP Trunking platform with full compliance with Kari’s Law and Ray Baum Act. ClearlyIP is privately held and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and utilizes a “Build and Buy” strategy for company growth, building products that help us grow organically and via strategic acquisitions. More at www.clearlyip.com
About Ring Authority/Alliance IT
Ring Authority is the telecom division of Alliance IT, a group of professionals in Information Technology based in Sarasota, Florida. As a leading IT-managed services provider, they support organizations in developing a competitive advantage through the delivery of innovative technology solutions. Their team delivers exceptional IT services, consultations, and projects that help clients protect and grow their businesses. Learn more at https://allianceitllc.com
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