Monday, April 2, 2012

GENBAND Acquires Aztek Networks

GENBAND has acquired Aztek Networks, a supplier of switch consolidation and network migration solutions, for an undisclosed sum.

Aztek Networks supplies Emergency Stand Alone (ESA) switches that are environmentally hardened, fully redundant and designed to ensure public safety by constantly maintaining local calling capabilities and subscriber access to emergency 911 services in the event the link to the primary host switch is severed due to an accident or natural disaster. The company is privately held and backed by a number of notable VC investors, including Verizon Investments LLC as arranged by Verizon Ventures. The company was founded in 1982 as Aztek Engineering and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

GENBAND said Aztek's line access technology enhances its Network Transformation offering by enabling operators to eliminate legacy TDM sites, consolidate and modernize their core network and realize significant savings in capital and operating expenses. The Aztek 5000-series will be supported and marketed under the GENBAND G5 platform brand. The G5 Line Access Gateway is distinguished in its ability to drive long copper loops. As part of the GENBAND Network Transformation solution, the G5 interworks with the transformed IP core to support advanced IP services (including Multimedia, Unified Communications, Dynamic Routing and Mobility) and critical functionalities including Emergency Stand Alone (ESA) services, 911, fault reporting and alarms, as well as Trunking and DLC aggregation capabilities.

"The Aztek acquisition strategically enhances our network transformation capabilities with both innovative technology and talent," said Charlie Vogt, President and Chief Executive Officer of GENBAND. "We welcome Aztek customers, employees and solutions to the GENBAND family and look forward to offering the G5 platform, which is fully integrated into our network transformation portfolio. With this acquisition, GENBAND is uniquely positioned to offer our customers a true end-to-end network transformation solution - from the edge all the way to the core."

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