Fresh off news that it will enter the enterprise market with the help of channel partners, Genband is buying Aztek Networks, which focuses on switch consolidation and network migration.
Financial details of the deal weren't provided. Genband gains Aztek's 5000 series devices, which provide TDM and IP-based voice switching services, use open protocols and are based on redundant hardware. Genband plans to support and market those devices under its own G5 brand, and Aztek's 5000LF will now be Genband's G5 Line Access Gateway, the company said.
Charlie Vogt, Genband's president and CEO, said the acquisition is important for Genband's network transformation offering.
"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," Vogt said in a statement. "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."
Genband sees an expanding market opportunity around service providers gradually migrating their infrastructure from TDM to IP without disrupting service to customers.
"Few companies have more depth in IP network transformation than Genband," said Steven Bruny, Aztek's CEO, in a statement. "We are thrilled to join the company and complement Genband's team dedicated to network evolution. Genband's global scale and professional services capabilities, along with its comprehensive and complementary IP switching, applications and networking solutions, uniquely position the company well for the future of the industry."
Based in Boulder, Colo., Aztek was founded in 1982 as Aztek Engineering. The acquisition includes all of Aztek's assets and technology portfolio.