Inside Towers Features Network Connex

CHICAGO, IL, June 1, 2022 – A trusted leader in communications infrastructure, Network Connex (formerly NTI Connect) provides best-in-class mission-critical network design and deployment solutions for the world’s most sophisticated networking and data infrastructure companies. The growing organization has developed an exceptional portfolio of clients and projects through a series of recent expansions and is poised to establish itself as a powerhouse in its industry.

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Network Connex’s market share has been steadily expanding since its beginnings in 2015 when an investment firm purchased National Technologies (NTI), a young, Chicago-based deployment service provider of fiber optics and data center infrastructure. The company grew quickly, introducing its services to national fiber and hyperscale cloud providers in several large metropolitan areas throughout the country and began to acquire smaller companies that would broaden its offerings.

Over the next five years, Network Connex acquired CCSI Networks, Fairhaven Integration Services, VERTICOM, Precision Design Services and Advantage Engineers, allowing the network of operating companies to leverage all of their dynamic services across a broad national footprint to better serve customers’ needs.

Now, as a turnkey solutions provider, Network Connex offers a robust portfolio of end-to-end services across its expansive customer-base of data center operators, hyperscale cloud companies, wireless and network service providers, utilities, cable MSOs, government entities and Fortune 500 enterprises, in the U.S. and globally. Through an “in-house” team approach with a physical presence in all major U.S. markets, Network Connex’s customers receive rapid, high-quality solution deployment and implementation enabling them to maintain a competitive advantage in fast-paced, dynamic markets.

“The diversification of our operating companies mirrors the convergence of digital infrastructure that has occurred in recent years,” said Greg Spraetz, Chief Revenue Officer of Network Connex. “Through our operating companies, we self-perform a variety of communications infrastructure services in each of the markets that we serve while planning for future market expansion down the road.”

Today, Network Connex has upwards of 1,000 employees, located in major cities across the U.S. They are implementing common systems and driving towards common processes to achieve efficiencies and create a scalable platform to support growth.

“Behind the scenes, much progress has been made integrating systems and workflow management,” said Spraetz.

And expecting an influx of funding for broadband infrastructure and an expansion in the global data center market, Network Connex is undergoing a strategic brand consolidation to position their team and exceptional services for immediate growth and expansion.

“We see value in becoming integrated into one company,” Spraetz said. “Our customers will see the efficiencies, whether that’s operational cost, speed or high-quality deliverables and training.”

Network Connex will launch its brand consolidation at the end of 2022, transitioning all of its operating companies to the umbrella brand name, with the exception of the original entity which will be known as National Technologies (NTI), a Network Connex company.

With this new brand and operational foundation in place, Network Connex customers will enjoy a sustainable competitive advantage from a reliable, optimized network infrastructure company that is positioned for rapid response and future growth – all while adhering to the highest-level safety and data security standards in the industry.

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By J. Sharpe Smith, Inside Towers Technology Editor

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