Thursday, October 11, 2007

PAETEC to Acquire Allworx for Phone System

PAETEC Holding Corp. agreed to acquire Allworx, a privately held company, in a $25 million all-cash acquisition.

Allworx develops, designs, markets, and sells a complete phone and network system. Its portfolio includes integrated PBX/Key telephone and network systems and VoIP telephones with a series of advanced communications software options, such as conference calling and call queuing. Based in East Rochester, N.Y., Allworx primarily uses Value Added Resellers, or VARs, as its sales channel.

PAETEC said the acquisition will enhance its offerings to small and medium-sized business customers.

PAETEC offers a comprehensive suite of voice, data, and IP services, as well as enterprise communications management software, network security solutions, CPE, and managed services.

  • In September 2007, PAETEC agreed to acquire McLeodUSA in a deal valued at $557 million. The merger will create a leading CLEC with approximately 3.4 million access line equivalents in service, and a local presence in 47 of the top 50 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). The combined company will operate 77 traditional voice switching facilities and 39 IP softswitches. McLeodUSA has operations in 20 states, while PAETEC operates in 23 plus the District of Columbia.

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