GlobalPhone acquires Primevoice’s Hosted PBX business
GlobalPhone expands its customer base with the acquisition of PrimeVoice, a division of Virginia BroadBand LLC.
November 20, 2010: GlobalPhone Corp., Falls Church VA., (Gphone.com) announced that it acquired the customer base and product line of PrimeVoice (www.primevoiceonline.com), a division of Virginia Broadband LLC, (VABB), an internet service provider in central Virginia.
Primevoice began selling Voice Services in 2004 and serves several hundred corporate customers with Hosted PBX and SIP Trunk services. VABB’s Board of directors took the strategic decision to focus on its internet business and voted to sell its voice business to a company more dedicated to voice services. Hosted PBX and SIP trunking is the primary business of GlobalPhone. Primevoice management will be actively involved with the transition and will continue to manage PrimeVoice, with no disruption in service. Both companies operate compatible BroadSoft switch technology. VABB will continue to use GlobalPhone services and partner with GlobalPhone to refer customers.
Stephen McCarthy, President of GlobalPhone Corp. praised the agreement, “This agreement allows us to rapidly expand by acquiring an existing customer base of Hosted PBX users. This helps us achieve economies of scale to let us compete effectively on a nationwide basis”.
Mark Davis, PrimeVoice Founder, stated “We view this as a win-win for both companies and for PrimeVoice customers. VABB can now focus entirely on its rural wireless internet business. We believe that our hosted PBX customers will be able to see service improvements because GlobalPhone is dedicated to providing only voice service”.
About GlobalPhone Corporation (www.gphone.com)
GlobalPhone is a facilities-based Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensed carrier headquartered in Falls Church, Va. Established in 1995, GlobalPhone is a privately held, debt-free corporation with a worldwide customer base of over 30,000 end users and a network of business partners in over 130 countries. GlobalPhone is dedicated to providing business quality, Hosted PBX, or IP Centrex services to the Federal Government and commercial markets. Recognized in 2005 and 2006 as one of Deloitte & Touche's "Fast 50 for Northern Virginia," GlobalPhone provides tailored business solutions for companies—from five employees to 5,000—across industries and around the world.
VABB is deploying of the largest fully secured and robust wireless networks in the Commonwealth of Virginia. When completed, it will stretch from the eastern Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, roughly following the Rappahannock River basin and servicing customers in 25 contiguous counties. PrimeVoice (www.primevoiceonline.com) was a division of VABB, focusing on voice services.