ASX-listed IT services firm, UXC, has acquired voice and data networking service provider, Lanlink, confirming rumours that have been circulating through the channel for the past four weeks.
In a public statement to the ASX last week, UXC announced it had acquired the Queensland-based company and would be merging it with UXC subsidiary Integ Communications.
Voice, data and IP integration outfit Integ has 80 staff in five offices across Australia.
As part of the merger, the Queensland-based Integ office and all staff would be moved across to Lanlink’s premises, sales and marketing manager at Lanlink, Peter Metcalf, said.
The merger is designed to bolster Integ’s Queensland presence and allow it to expand its offering in that market. Metcalf said both Integ and Lanlink had their respective strengths: Lanlink had strong data infrastructure skills and Integ was particularly strong in deploying advanced voice systems.
When contacted by ARN recently, Lanlink general manager, Ken Louis, dismissed rumours that Integ was going to acquire Lanlink and said the rumours sprung up when Lanlink and Integ began partnering for contracts recently.
The two companies have worked together closely in the past as joint bidders for government and large multi-state site tenders.
UXC would not divulge the cost of the acquisition.
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