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West Corp to Acquire Flowroute

June 29, 2018

Communications are experiencing evolution, this we know. And as innovation makes over this integral piece of business the move from rigid, antiquated solutions to future-forward, feature-rich and flexible phone systems is a major order of business. Migrating from premises-based to VoIP can be a gargantuan task, but the proper pieces in place make it as painless as possible.

Today, West Corporation entered into an agreement to purchase Flowroute. With the acquisition comes a communications platform capable of accelerating migration to a VoIP business phone system.

“By providing businesses with innovative programmatic access to communications infrastructure services, Flowroute removes the complexity of bringing new communications solutions to market. The nationwide HyperNetwork delivers leading carrier-quality calling, messaging, and SIP trunking services with unparalleled reliability, reach, and simplicity,” said John Shlonsky, CEO of West Corporation. “This acquisition adds to West’s network by bringing a cloud-based communication platform with core technical tools and APIs. The combination will create an exciting software-centric telecommunications and networking solution that West can offer to both existing and new clients.”

With the acquisition, West Corporation gets its hands on HyperNetwork, Flowroute’s patented technology to assist businesses in simplifying communications management that replaces multiple vendors and tools with one network, one user portal. In addition, Flowroute delivers customizable, automated operations with a robust set of APIs.

“Flowroute is the sixth complementary acquisition made by West in the past year,” stated Rob Wechsler, President of West Corporation. “We are excited to continue to enhance West’s cloud-based offerings through both inovation and acquisition, providing customers with a broad product set of West solutions.”

Mergers and acquisitions are a constant in the fast-paced, crowded communications landscape as this phase of consolidation is reshaping the market. Only time will tell what’s next.

Edited by Maurice Nagle