Today, some news! Our partner ShoreTel, creator of brilliantly simple IP telephony and Unified Communications solutions, has expanded its reach down under with the acquisition of Australia’s M5 Networks, a hosted voice services provider. ShoreTel purchased the US arm of the company in February 2012 but had not ventured to purchase the Australian portion until now. The purchase is part of a strong expansion by ShoreTel geographically of its cloud solutions. Already, ShoreTel has a strong roster of onsite customers in Australia and this acquisition is bringing a ShoreTel hosted voice solution to the region. They have arrived in the land of marsupials and Eucalyptus!
M5 Networks was established in 2002 and has its headquarters in Canberra and an office in Melbourne.
Don Joos, President and CEO of ShoreTel said, “The acquisition of M5 Australia is another step in our strategic plan to grow our cloud offering outside the United States, and will fill a demand for a cloud solution in the Australian market. The purchase of M5 Australia will enable us to accelerate our roll-out in the country, leveraging our existing employees and established partner base. I’m pleased to welcome the M5 Australia employees to the ShoreTel family.”
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