Ebox, an independent telecommunications provider that offers consumers an alternative to Canada’s large telecom companies for internet service, has been purchased by Canada’s largest telecom company.
Bell Canada announced Thursday it has acquired Ebox through a formal sale process initiated by its founders, who are leaving the company “to pursue other challenges.” No purchase price was disclosed.
Bell said in a statement that Ebox will be maintained as a brand and “will continue providing compelling telecommunications services for consumers and businesses in Quebec and parts of Ontario.”
“I want to commend the founders, Jean-Philippe Béïque and Dominic Letourneau, for the great work they have done with Ebox to bring this company to the level it has reached today,” said Karine Moses, Bell vice-chair for Quebec. “I’m very proud and grateful that they put their trust in Bell to continue their mission in Quebec.”
Isis Thiago de Souza, vice-president and general manager of Ebox, will take over leadership of the company from Béïque and Letourneau, who started Ebox (formerly known as Electronic Box) 25 years ago.
Ebox has more than 90,000 clients in Quebec and Ontario and more than 400 employees.