Windstream is planning to purchase Broadview Networks, a leading provider of UCaaS solutions to small and mid-market enterprises. You may read our news release here.
UCaaS, or Unified Communications as a Service, is increasingly attractive to Windstream's small and mid-market growth-oriented business customers because it provides seamless integration of real-time communications tools, designed, delivered and managed on a cloud-based, hosted Unified Communications (UC) platform.
This proposed acquisition underscores Windstream's ongoing commitment to expand and enhance our already robust business offerings. Broadview brings with it an innovative, cloud-based UCaaS solution called OfficeSuiteUC , built on proprietary software. In addition, they will bring a best-in-class customer portal that centralizes management of all services into one user-friendly site. Combined with Windstream's extensive network and transformative SD-WAN offering, these products will make us a stronger provider of advanced communications.
We expect this transaction to close in the third quarter of 2017. Until then, Windstream and Broadview will remain separate companies and will continue to operate as usual.