Bell buys Montreal data host Hypertec

The Globe and Mail is reporting that Bell Canada has acquired Montreal’s Hypertec Availability Service‘s data hosting division, a move that expands its hosting services for government and corporate clients. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

According Bell’s Stephane Boisvert, the acquisition “builds on our national data hosting services portfolio’s ability to deliver secure and reliable mission-critical communications services to government and corporate clients.”

Bell’s new Montreal data centre will provide Bell corporate and government customers with co-location, managed hosting and next-generation cloud computing services, such as software as a service and hosted unified communications.