June 21, 2018—Ottawa, Ontario—Ottawa, Ontario—bluArc, Canada’s leading Hosted Business Phone & Internet Services provider, announced today that it has officially acquired Toronto-based phone company, About Communications—the deal, one that has been in negotiation since early 2018, became official on June 4, 2018.

For customers of About Communications, the acquisition brings with it a multitude of benefits including a more robust support organization, as well as new next generation Unified Communications features and functions including video conferencing, presence and chat capabilities, mobile integration, and more.

“We are extremely excited about the recent acquisition,” commented Jay Swayze, bluArc’s Chief Executive Officer. “First and foremost, this transition is 100% focused on customer satisfaction for all those previous About Communications customers who are now being welcomed to the bluArc family. We are committed to ensuring that they continue to experience the same level of highly personalized support they are used to receiving, and that they are introduced to a new world of enhanced Unified Communications services and features. We truly believe this is a win-win situation for everyone involved.”

“Our corporate vision has been to be the trusted communications service provider for small to medium size businesses in Canada,” commented Probal Lala, Chief Executive Officer of About Communications. “It was this shared vision that led us to choose bluArc as our acquiring company. It was their belief in us, our customer-centric approach and our family oriented environment, that became the deciding factor. We knew that with bluArc, our customers would be taken care of and would now have access to an even broader range of enhanced services and Unified Communication services and features. They are in safe hands.”

bluArc’s Unified Communications technology not only enables it to deliver voice and data services with the quality, security, and reliability of a traditional network, but also with the simplicity, the richness of feature, and the cost effectiveness that businesses demand. Additionally, for all of bluArc’s customers, including those from the acquisition, bluArc’s Hosted Business Phone and Business Grade Internet Services provide unlimited scalability with minimal or no capital expenditure.

bluArc has been organically acquiring marketshare across Canada for the past decade due to its reputation for taking its clients’ business processes, environment, and goals into consideration every time. This first acquisition marks a new step in bluArc’s strategic growth plan—another step in creating a pure-play national Unified Communications provider focused on the needs of small to medium sized businesses.