Windstream is set to boost its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) business by acquiring privately held regional service provider Mass Communications (MassComm). Terms of the deal were not released.
MassComm is based in New York and offers voice, data, risk management, and security services. Its managed services business includes SD-WAN that can oversee multiple connection methods including MPLS and 4G LTE. According to Inc.5000, the company counts 42 employees and generated $25.6 million in revenues in 2016.
“The combination of MassComm’s innovative services and customer base with Windstream’s larger CLEC operations and fiber network will enable the combined company to increase its competitiveness by expanding its portfolio of services, generating efficiencies that benefit customers, and serving more customers over its own facilities where it can,” Windstream noted in the FCC filing.
Windstream reported that its SD-WAN business accounted for 19 percent of total sales from its enterprise business during the third quarter of last year compared with 11 percent in the previous quarter. Windstream CEO Anthony Thomas at that time told investors that migrating customers from legacy services to its SD-WAN platform was a significant opportunity for the company.