“The SimpleSignal acquisition represents another important step in the execution of our growth strategy for becoming the clear leader in Unified Communications as a Service. SimpleSignal is a natural complement to Vonage’s rapidly expanding UCaaS business. Its strong channel and strategic partnerships, coupled with a common underlying technology platform, deepens Vonage’s penetration in UCaaS,” said Alan Masarek, Vonage Chief Executive Officer.
“In less than 18 months, Vonage has become the fastest-growing provider of cloud communications in the SMB market. Becoming a part of Vonage will instantly put SimpleSignal at the forefront of growth in this market, and I couldn’t be more pleased that SimpleSignal’s employees, customers and partners will now benefit from the strength and scale of Vonage,” said Dave Gilbert, former Chief Executive Officer of SimpleSignal. Mr. Gilbert will join Vonage as a special advisor working closely with Vonage management through the merger integration.
SimpleSignal uses BroadSoft’s BroadWorks platform, the same BroadSoft-based platform used by Telesphere, resulting in ease of integration for SimpleSignal customers. SimpleSignal sells its solutions primarily through a nationwide network of indirect channel partners, which meaningfully broadens Vonage’s already strong market coverage. Vonage’s channel organization is now one of the largest in the UCaaS sector.
SimpleSignal provides solutions with carrier-grade reliability across their own MPLS network and bring your own broadband (BYOB) delivery options. SimpleSignal has been particularly successful at providing business-quality voice and rich communication features utilizing new technologies to extend MPLS-like quality to BYOB customers. The acquisition further enhances Vonage’s ability to serve the needs of a wide range of businesses, from small office/home office companies to SMBs with distributed workforces, and firms with more than 1000 employees.
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