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Utility Telecom Group, LLC acquires Merced's Spectrum Telecom Systems

Thursday, Feb 07, 2019

Utility Telecom Group, LLC, is pleased to announce it has closed on the acquisition of Spectrum Telecom Systems, a regional retail telecom equipment dealer based in Merced, California.

The acquisition has closed and integration has begun as of this press release, February 6, 2019.

Collectively the companies now offer a wide range of business communication systems including, Cloud Telephony (VoIP), SD-WAN, next generation fax solutions, and a full line of managed services including desktop, antivirus, backup, and server maintenance.

Spectrum Telecom Systems was founded in 1994 by Chris Whiteley, Larry Whiteley, and Gary Burnthorne. The founders have historically worked with Utility's indirect channel and stated, "We have always liked how Utility Telecom Group operates like a small company when it comes to the customer, yet they are big enough to control the customer experience and provide a big business sales channel. That's a real market differentiator today."

They also explain, "We are excited about joining as full-time team members in a cloud service provider environment to help customers get the best out of today's technology, which is a 100% Cloud, and where you should be investing. We can see what the future is with a company like Utility Telecom Group and we wanted to get ahead of the game."

Many of Spectrum's customers are exactly the same demographic of Utility's customers, and combining the two companies is a right-sized prescription for future success.

"We are expecting a great deal of success in cross-over sales with Spectrum's customer base who are demanding managed services and next-generation cloud offerings that Utility Telecom Group has been developing and launching over the last 24 months. This is another great team of professionals joining Utility's team, just as we've done with other acquisitions. We will retain them to continue the tradition of great service at Spectrum Telecom", says Jason Mills, CEO of Utility Telecom.

About Utility Telecom: With its corporate headquarters located in Stockton, CA, Utility Telecom has provided businesses in California and Nevada with industry-leading technology solutions and telecommunications services for over 20 years. To learn more about Utility Telecom, visit

About Spectrum Telecom Systems: Since 1994 Spectrum Telecom Systems has provided communications solutions for businesses in the Central Valley of California. They sell, install and service NEC products; a leading manufacturer of telecommunications products worldwide.



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