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Aastra Technologies
Aastra Technologies
Limited, formerly headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Canada, made products and systems for accessing communication networks, including the Internet. Its products included residential and business telephone terminals, screen telephones, Enterprise private branch exchanges (PBX), network access terminals and high quality digital video encoders, decoders and gateways. Residential telephone equipment was sold in the United States
United States
as Bell equipment by Sonecor brand, which represented Southern New England Telecommunications. Mitel Networks Corporation
Mitel Networks Corporation
announced on November 11, 2013 that it would acquire Aastra Technologies
Aastra Technologies
Ltd. in a stock and cash deal valued at about $400 million.[3]

Contents

1 History 2 Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

In 1983, Francis Shen and Hugh Scholaert bought an engineering consulting company (Aerospace & Defense Market). In 1993, the company started to specialise in telecommunications to develop and market products and systems to access communication networks.[4] In 1996, listing as a public company in Canada.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales[edit]

In 2000, Aastra acquired assets of Nortel
Nortel
Networks Access Solutions Division including the rights to manufacture phones under the Nortel name.[citation needed]. In 2001, Aastra acquired Nortel
Nortel
Digital Video Division and Ericsson Cable Modem. In 2002, Aastra acquired Nortel
Nortel
CVX & CSG Division. In 2003, Aastra acquired the ASCOM PBX System Division. In 2005, 75% of Aastra Technologies' sales were made in Europe, having purchased that year the EADS Enterprise Telephony Business and the DeTeWe Telecommunication
Telecommunication
Systems business (Germany), with 17% in the United States, and only 5% in Canada.[1] In 2008, Aastra received Internet
Internet
Telephony's Best of Show Award for 2007 for Best Large Enterprise Solution [5] In 2008, Aastra acquired the enterprise PBX division of Ericsson[6][7] best known for MD110/MX-ONE Telephony Switch. In January 2014, Mitel
Mitel
acquired Aastra.[8]

See also[edit]

List of VOIP companies

References[edit]

^ a b c "Aastra quarterly reports". Archived from the original on 2010-12-02.  ^ "Company Profile for Aastra Technologies
Aastra Technologies
Limited (CA;AAH)". Zenobank. Retrieved 2008-10-06.  ^ " Mitel
Mitel
buys Aastra in $400M telecom merger". CBC News. November 11, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2013.  ^ "Unified Communications Industry Consolidation – Lessons Learned from Ericsson
Ericsson
Acquisition". Frost & Sullivan. October 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2009.  ^ Grigonis, Richard (March 2008). "2008 Internet
Internet
Telephony Best of Show Awards". Internet
Internet
Telephony. Retrieved January 21, 2009.  ^ " Aastra Technologies
Aastra Technologies
to acquire Ericsson's Enterprise Communication Business" (Press release). Aastra. February 18, 2008. Archived from the original on July 4, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2008.  ^ " Ericsson
Ericsson
to divest its enterprise PBX solutions to Aastra Technologies" (Press release). Ericsson. February 18, 2008. Archived from the original on December 20, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2008.  ^ " Mitel
Mitel
Networks buys Aastra Technologies
Aastra Technologies
in friendly takeover deal to create bigger high-tech player" (Press release). Aastra. November 11, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Aastra Corporate

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History

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Pioneers

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Transmission media

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Network topology and switching

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Multiplexing

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Networks

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