Granite Telecommunications Press Release

 

FOR RELEASE ON MAY 27, 2020

 

Granite Teams with PlanetOne to Deliver Managed Communications Services to Multilocation Businesses

Partnership Offers Granite’s Single-source Solution and End-to-End Support to PlanetOne Partners and their Business Clients

 

QUINCY, Mass. – May 27, 2020 – Granite Telecommunications, a $1.5 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, announced today that it has partnered with PlanetOne, the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises.

 

Under the partnership agreement, PlanetOne will deliver Granite’s managed communications services to multilocation businesses through its extensive network of telecom agents and IT solutions providers.

 

“Granite is excited to work with PlanetOne and its entire partner base,” said Charlie Pagliazzo, Vice President of Channels for Granite. “Under the leadership of CEO Ted Schuman, partners nationwide continue to trust their business to the PlanetOne team, achieving exponential growth year in and year out. With Granite’s customized solutions for multilocation business clients, we aim to continue that streak for years to come.”

 

Along with high growth trajectories, Granite and PlanetOne also share a long history within the telecommunications industry and a strong commitment to serving the needs of channel partners and their business clients.

 

“Granite Telecommunications has a rich heritage in the distributed enterprise space — from voice and data aggregation to infrastructure that supports flexible and customizable access to business-critical applications — they are committed to enabling end-user customers to reduce costs and improve productivity,” said Jonathan Hartman, Senior Vice President of Sales for PlanetOne. “Granite's broad array of complementary managed services and its solid go-to-market strategy make them an excellent fit for PlanetOne, and we are looking forward to helping our partners create opportunities that drive business growth through this new alliance.”

 

Granite’s unique value proposition – “one company, one contact, one bill” – covers POTS and a range of advance business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and more.

 

Granite backs up its one-stop solution with end-to-end support for both partners and customers.  For partners, Granite provides dedicated partner sales support, client solutions development and sales engineering teams plus dedicated project managers before and after the sale. All customers are assigned a Premier Account Manager and they can contact a live person in the Granite customer service department 24/7/365.

 

“Supporting our partners and our customers is the core of our operations,” said Kevin Bednarz, National Channel Manager for Granite. “Partners can continue to build relationships with their customers and focus on upselling, while having the confidence that their client is being taken care of. And, with a single point of contact for full range of voice and data solutions, partners can leverage a proven model to drive efficiencies within their multilocation clients.”

 

About PlanetOne

PlanetOne is the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., the industry pioneer is celebrated by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and regarded as a top-performing partner for hundreds of telecom agents and channel partners nationwide. In 2018, PlanetOne was named one of the Best Places to Work by The Business Intelligence Group. Since 2017, the company has been honored as one of the “Nation’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” by the National Association for Business Resources. In 2015 and 2017, PlanetOne ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey, and has been recognized as one of Arizona’s largest privately-held companies as part of the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards program, since 2016. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program has also been included in CRN’s Connectivity Solutions Partner Program Guide and Cloud Partner Program Guides. To reach PlanetOne call 877.487.8353 or e-mail sales@planetone.net.

 

About Granite

Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.5 billion company serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in 2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses to simplify sourcing and management of local and long distance phone services with one point of contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide. Today, Granite is the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS), and has extended its unique value proposition “one company, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of advance business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite employs more than 2,100 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.

 

Media Contacts:

Lauren Grenier

Marketing Director

781.884.5290

lgrenier@granitenet.com

 

Suzanne Collier

WhiteFox Marketing for PlanetOne

714.469.0140

suzanne@whitefoxpr.com