Atlanta (PRESS RELEASE – August 27, 2011) – Vocalocity, the leading cloud-based phone service for small business, announced a merger with fellow hosted communications provider Aptela. With the addition of Aptela customers, Vocalocity’s customer base has grown more than 30 percent – making it the fastest-growing hosted communications service today devoted solely to small business needs.
“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.”
The combined 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.
“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.”
Within the past year, Vocalocity was named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies. Aptela was cited by Deloitte for three years running as a member of the Technology Fast 500 and was recently recognized with the 2010 Unified Communications magazine Product of the Year Award.
Vocalocity is a cloud-based voice solutions provider with services and support especially tuned to help small businesses grow. Vocalocity ensures higher quality conversations through proprietary technology that differentiates its service from traditional VoIP providers. With cloud-based connectivity, businesses can work from anywhere while enjoying features that deliver large enterprise visibility and functionality. Vocalocity serves nearly 15,000 customers through U.S.-based call centers and provides features at half the traditional costs while never requiring a contract. The privately held company is based in Atlanta and was founded in 2005.