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August 25, 2011


Vocalocity and Aptela Create-Growing Hosted Communications Provider


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SipTrunkingReport Contributor

To enable users an effective way to support mobile consumers of RESTful web services, Vocalocity, the cloud-based phone service for small business has merged with hosted communications provider Aptela.


According to a press release, with this agreement,  Vocalocity's customer base has grown more than 30 percent, With the addition of Aptela customers. Now the company has been considered as the fastest-growing hosted communications service today devoted solely to small business needs.

"Aptela is recognized as an innovative leader in cloud communications and we are excited to be part of Vocalocity," said Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya, co-founder and CTO of Aptela.  "Once we realized that Aptela and Vocalocity had similar strategies, it was clear that the combination would allow us to accelerate our pace of innovation and simultaneously improve our ability to grow – two key factors in our progression to clear market leadership.  I am very pleased to be part of the team."

This joint company now has nearly 100,000 network endpoints and is approaching 15,000 accounts. Vocalocity averages eight phones or terminal devices per account. Financial terms of the deal between the two private companies were not disclosed.

"This merger opens up many new opportunities for Vocalocity," said Wain Kellum, CEO of Vocalocity.  "Aptela employs some of the best people in the industry and has great technology.  Putting our two companies together benefits both customer bases and gives us additional scale.  Our larger scale accelerates our efforts to have the highest quality, most beneficial phone system in the cloud for small businesses.  Together, we'll be able to serve our customers better and with increased innovation."

Want to learn more about Session Initiation Protocol? Be sure to attend the SIP Tutorial Conference collocated with TMC’s ITEXPO West 2011, taking place Sept. 13-15, 2011, in Austin, Texas. The SIP Tutorial, co-sponsored by TMC Partner Crossfire Media, is a full day training program that will focus on SIP technology from SIP messaging, though Server types, Security, Firewall and NAT operation, SIP Trunking, Troubleshooting and SIP in Unified Communications. To register, click here.


Mandira Srivastava is a TMCnet contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

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