January 17, 2011
Broadvox and Cypress Communications Complete Merger
By Charles West, TMCnet Web Editor
Broadvox, which provides integrated managed VoIP services and hosted Unified Communications (News - Alert) to SMBs, enterprises, and carrier customers, has announced the completion of its merger Broadvox and Cypress Communications. Both company names will remain but Broadvox (News - Alert) will stay as the primary name, while Cypress will become a distinguished brand of the Broadvox service offerings.
This merger makes sense for both sides because it reflects the strategy they have in providing customers with high-quality, innovative and cost-effective communication services with unsurpassed customer service.
In release, Brent Kelly (News - Alert), senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research, stated “The merger between Broadvox and Cypress combines complementary product portfolios well-suited to compete in today’s emerging Unified Communications marketplace.” He added: “The combined company offers a broader range of services that spans carriers, premises-based solutions, and hosted UC for SMB and enterprise customers.”
Andre Temnorod, Chairman and CEO at Broadvox, reiterated the company’s feelings of the merger by stating “We are excited about bringing Broadvox and Cypress together to deliver hosted Unified Communications and SIP Trunking to SMBs and Enterprise customers.” The Broadvox CEO also explained how this merger, allows both companies to boasts one of the nation’s largest VoIP networks servicing more than 10,000 business customers and hundreds of thousands of users.
With this merger, there will be minor adjustments on the management side of things. New faces joining the Broadvox management team are Scott Drake, CEO, and Frank Grillo (News - Alert), executive vice-president of product marketing and implementation services.
Our CEO Rich Tehrani, in a conversation with David Byrd, the company’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing had a chance to ask a number of questions which shine light on this deal. Check it out here.
Charles West is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Prior to joining TMC (News - Alert) (News - Alert) Charles worked with many gadget oriented sites that included running his own blog (TheTrendaholic.com) and Smartphone column for examiner.com. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Charles West