ThinkTel launches ExpressRoute service to enable optimized private connectivity to the Microsoft Cloud

TORONTO, July 7, 2016 /CNW/ - ThinkTel, a division of Distributel and a leading provider of voice and data services for Canadian SMB and Enterprise customers, today announced the launch of ExpressRoute service via their new Agile IX data service. The expanded partnership gives ThinkTel customers immediate access to ExpressRoute connectivity for their Azure and Office 365 deployments. In conjunction with their Think 365 service, private connectivity ensures reliable and high-quality voice and video performance of Skype for Business.  

"ExpressRoute connectivity provides our customers with the performance they need for real-time and mission critical services hosted in the cloud," says Dave Damer, President of ThinkTel. "Offered as a ThinkTel pay-as-you-go service, ExpressRoute connections are also more secure, more reliable and faster than connecting over the public Internet."

ExpressRoute boasts connections to Microsoft cloud services including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and CRM Online. Connectivity can be from any-to-any (IP VPN) network, a point-to-point Ethernet network, or a virtual cross-connection through any of the many ThinkTel points of presence in major Canadian cites.

"ThinkTel is continually developing strategic partnerships that enhance our overall customer experience, and the addition of ExpressRoute does exactly that," adds Matt Stein, CEO of Distributel. "We are proud to be chosen by Microsoft as an ExpressRoute provider for Canadian businesses, given Canada's global reputation as being early adopters of leading-edge technology."

Pricing is available across multiple speed tiers, from 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps, with a variety of connectivity options.

About ThinkTel
ThinkTel, a division of Distributel Communications Limited, is a provider of advanced voice and data services for the SMB, Enterprise, and Wholesale markets throughout Canada. ThinkTel is one of the top Microsoft Solutions Partners in this market, and its pioneering achievements include being the first to be SIP-certified for Microsoft's OCS-R2 and Lync unified communications offering. ThinkTel was recently named by the CIO Review (2016) as one of the Top Office 365 Solution Providers for proven expertise in this space. For more information, please visit

SOURCE Distributel Communications Limited

For further information: Laura Cochrane, President, LexPR Canada, T. 416-542-9140 x3361, M. 416-702-9140,


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