TROY — Based on growth in west Michigan, the Troy-based networking provider SunTel Services said Monday that it had expanded to larger office space at 697 Hannah Ave. in Traverse City.

SunTel has recently been awarded several new contracts in West Michigan, including a new Mitel virtualized VOIP phone system for Northwestern Michigan College at its main campus in Traverse City and all of its other locations.

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The new office is 1,200 square feet, about triple the size of the old office at 806 Hastings St.

In addition, in order to better serve its customers in the region, SunTel has also expanded its technical staff, with the addition of Mitel-certified Technician Dan Monette.

“Our West Michigan expansion is a welcomed opportunity that allows us to reach new customers in the area, as well as serves as an important step in SunTel’s continued business development efforts,” said Gary Jackson, president at SunTel Services. “Our consistent growth throughout the state shows how committed we are to providing the best possible service and always evolving to meet the challenges presented by the ever-changing technology in our industry.”

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Serving as a technology partner to more than 1,000 businesses, SunTel has completed more than 2,500 installations since its 1986 founding and works to provide total business communications systems by taking a full life-cycle approach. SunTel installs, manages, monitors and maintains services for enterprise networks for major businesses throughout the country in the automotive, manufacturing, government, healthcare, education, finance, professional services and technology industries.

With certifications in all critical network services, SunTel offers service programs up to and including management of customer networks.  The company holds key partnerships and certifications with industry technology leaders, such as Adtran, APC, Avaya, Blue Coat Systems, Citrix, Cisco, Dell, Fortinet, HP, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Mitel Polycom and VMware.

SunTel serves the global communication system requirements of international companies with a staff of more than 90 people statewide and through offices in Troy; Detroit; Flint; Grand Rapids; and Traverse City.

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