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 as Bell equipment by
Sonecor brand, which represented Southern New England
Mitel Networks Corporation
Mitel Networks Corporation announced on November 11, 2013 that it
Aastra Technologies Ltd. in a stock and cash deal valued
at about $400 million.
2 Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales
3 See also
5 External links
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
In 1996, listing as a public company in Canada.
Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales
In 2000, Aastra acquired assets of
Nortel Networks Access Solutions
Division including the rights to manufacture phones under the Nortel
In 2001, Aastra acquired
Nortel Digital Video Division and Ericsson
In 2002, Aastra acquired
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
Telecommunication Systems business (Germany), with 17% in the
United States, and only 5% in Canada.
In 2008, Aastra received
Internet Telephony's Best of Show Award for
2007 for Best Large Enterprise Solution 
In 2008, Aastra acquired the enterprise PBX division of Ericsson
best known for MD110/MX-ONE Telephony Switch.
In January 2014,
Mitel acquired Aastra.
List of VOIP companies
^ a b c "Aastra quarterly reports". Archived from the original on
^ "Company Profile for
Aastra Technologies Limited (CA;AAH)".
Zenobank. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
Mitel buys Aastra in $400M telecom merger". CBC News. November 11,
2013. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
^ "Unified Communications Industry Consolidation – Lessons Learned
Ericsson Acquisition". Frost & Sullivan. October 2009.
Retrieved October 21, 2009.
^ Grigonis, Richard (March 2008). "2008
Internet Telephony Best of
Internet Telephony. Retrieved January 21, 2009.
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 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,
Mitel Networks buys
Aastra Technologies in friendly takeover deal
to create bigger high-tech player" (Press release). Aastra. November
11, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
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