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Magna5 Wins Contract to Provide Calling Solutions to Washington’s Largest District

Magna5, a NewSpring Holdings company offering a complete suite of custom telecommunications solutions, has completed the porting of 11,000 telephone numbers across 18 dedicated sites for the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) District as part of an extensive three-year contract for local calling solutions.

“We’re proud to have the opportunity to support the Seattle Public Schools District further its mission by developing an enhanced communications infrastructure for the entire district”

With 97 schools serving nearly 52,000 students, the Seattle Public Schools District is the largest school district in Washington State.

The project calls for Magna5 to provide local calling services to all Seattle Public Schools District educational and administrative sites through July 1, 2018. The agreement gives the school district complete flexibility for technology upgrades and supplements Magna5’s ongoing relationship with the district to provide long-distance calling services and support, in collaboration with Washington State Technology Services.

“We’re proud to have the opportunity to support the Seattle Public Schools District further its mission by developing an enhanced communications infrastructure for the entire district,” said Greg Forrest, Magna5 CEO. “Because of the district’s size and reputation, reliable clear communications are vital. The school district leaders trust us to deliver innovative solutions. Our partnership is core to their mission of serving and communicating with tens of thousands of students, parents, teachers and administrators successfully.”


Magna5 delivers network services, unified communications (UC), infrastructure technology and managed services to more than 7,500 mid-market enterprise customers nationwide, including leaders within the education, healthcare, government, financial services and beyond. Magna5 offers voice and data services, as well as a host of “above the net” cloud services and operates a proprietary, secure network designed to leverage diversified carriers and infrastructure in targeted points-of-presence (PoPs) throughout the United States, a key strategy for network reliability. Within the managed services offerings, Magna5 provides security services, data backup, recovery management, hosting services, and IT Consulting from their 24/7/365 fully staffed Operations Center.  Headquartered in Dallas, Magna5 operates office and network facilities across the country, including Albany, NY; Los Angeles; New York City; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; San Antonio; Seattle, and Troy, NY.  Magna5 is NewSpring Holdings’ voice and data managed services platform.  For more information, visit www.magna5global.com.


NewSpring Holdings, NewSpring’s dedicated holding company with a buy-and-build strategy focused on control buyouts and platform builds, brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and resources to take profitable, growing companies to the next level through acquisitions and proven organic methodologies. Founded in 1999 NewSpring partners with the innovators, makers, and operators of high-performing companies in dynamic industries to catalyze new growth and seize compelling opportunities. The Firm manages approximately $1.7 billion across four distinct strategies covering the spectrum from growth equity and control buyouts to mezzanine debt.  Partnering with management teams to help develop their businesses into market leaders, NewSpring identifies opportunities and builds relationships using its network of industry leaders and influencers across a wide array of operational areas and industries. Visit NewSpring at www.newspringcapital.com.