Covering Unified Communications - From Our Indsutry Experts

TMCNet:  Birch Communications to acquire network assets from Covista Communications

[January 03, 2013]

Birch Communications to acquire network assets from Covista Communications

Jan 03, 2013 (Datamonitor Financial Deals Tracker via COMTEX) -- Birch Communications, a provider of IP-based telecommunications and managed services, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire network assets and select customer from Covista Communications, Inc., a facilities-based telecommunications service provider. Both the companies are based in the US.

Deal Type Acquisition Sub-Category Asset Purchase Deal Status Announced: 2013-01-02 Deal Participants Target (Company) Covista Communications, Inc. - Network Assets Acquirer (Company) Birch Communications Vendor (Company) Covista Communications, Inc.

Deal Rationale The acquisition will strengthen the breadth and scope of the Birch IP-Network and will further expand its hosted PBX, SIP trunking and wholesale service offerings Further, Covista's Metaswitch-based facilities network, which has switching centers in Tennessee, New York City and Los Angeles, is complementary to Birch's current service footprint while also adds some new markets.

[ Back To Unified Communications's Homepage ]

Featured Whitepapers

Building A Business Case For Unified Communications

The hype surrounding any emerging technology often shrouds the private sector with mixed feelings, as decision-makers try to decipher whether new offerings will enhance operations, hinder productivity or introduce some bizarre mixture of the two.

Instant Cashflow Improvement and Rapid ROI with Unified Communications

The up-and-down economy of the past several years has highlighted the need to operate more effi ciently and cut costs wherever possible. In most situations, these two notions would seem contradictory, but a number of emerging technologies - cloud computing, virtualization and the bring-your-own-device movement among them - are helping companies accomplish these goals.

The Top Four Pitfalls of Unified Communications

Today's enterprise needs to be agile if decision-makers wish to remain competitive and relevant in the eyes of consumers. As more companies and customers around the world begin leveraging innovative devices like smartphones, tablets and next-generation laptops, the need to deploy unified communications grows alongside it. Neglecting to implement the technology may result in dire consequences that could spell the end of an organization.