HOUSTON, TX June 29, 2020 — PS Lightwave, a leading provider of fiber-based, bandwidth infrastructure solutions, announced today the acquisition of IP Global, a Houston-based provider of colocation, connectivity and voice services. IP Global owns and operates a 12,000 square foot data center located near the Galleria business district in Houston, one of the most densely interconnected cities in the United States.
“Acquiring IP Global made perfect business sense and it fits not only within our core business, but also within our target market,” commented Rhonda Cook, CEO and founder of PS Lightwave. “IP Global has built a fantastic customer service reputation in the region as a trusted infrastructure provider. We look forward to combining IP Global’s strength in colocation, connectivity and voice services with PS Lightwave’s fiber-based product offering and dense footprint across Houston and Southeast Texas.”
Ms. Cook continued, “We are especially pleased to acquire such an experienced and creative team, as well as expansion of our business offerings and technical product development capabilities. We look forward to the impact on PS Lightwave’s business growth outlook, as well as enhanced opportunities for our staff members. This transition will be transparent to our customers and we are looking forward to working with and serving the IP Global customer base.”
John Lambert, PS Lightwave’s President said, “IP Global dramatically enhances PS Lightwave’s product portfolio for current and future customers. Not only do they add several new lines of business for our customers, but they also embody the philosophy that our team continually works towards – to ensure our clients get connected and stay connected. PS Lightwave is proud to announce that Joel Bintliff and Jarrod Baumann, owners of IP Global will be joining the PS Lightwave family. We look forward to a very exciting and successful future together.”
Joel Bintiff, PS Lightwave’s new Sr. Business Development Executive noted, “PS Lightwave can now manage all aspects of both server hardware and operating systems. Customers will continue to get remote access to the equipment, load their applications and configure the setup according to their preferences. It was logical for us to roll in together and provide a complete offering for small business, enterprise, municipalities, school districts and the public sector. Since we are local with Houston-based facilities, our customers deal directly with our people in the community who are accountable, not an overseas desk.”
Jarrod Baumann, PS Lightwave’s new Director of Product Development said, “I am passionate about Unified Communications and emerging VoIP technologies and the alignment of our mission enables us to join a team where we can continue using our strengths to grow the company. We are stronger together and I believe we have better solutions for businesses than our competitors.”
ABOUT PS LIGHTWAVE
PS Lightwave, a leading fiber-based, bandwidth infrastructure provider headquartered in Houston, Texas, owns one of the nation’s largest private fiber-optic Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs). The facilities-based fiber-optic network spans approximately 5,500 route miles, features over 1,600 on-net locations and delivers managed Multi-Gigabit Ethernet business services, Internet Access, Dark Fiber, Voice over IP (VoIP), and services to carrier, enterprise, cities, municipalities and educational institutions throughout the Greater Houston Metropolitan area. PS LIGHTWAVE’s switched Layer 2 infrastructure is backed by 24/7/365 Network Operations Center (NOC) support and connects 50+ fault-tolerant multi-gigabit Ethernet rings for added redundancy, security, high availability and low latency.
PS LIGHTWAVE is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC) and was named one of Houston’s Top 100 Workplaces in 2015, 2016 and 2019. They are also a HCDE Choice partner with the Choice Partner Cooperative, HUB certified, and holds a GSA certificate to provide services to government organizations.
At PS LIGHTWAVE, Great Connections Happen Here™.