YMAX Corp., the parent company behind the successful VoIP device magicJack has announced a merger with VoIP pioneer VocalTec. The new combined company, which will trade on the NASDAQ under the symbol CALL (NASDAQ: CALL), was formed at the close of business on July 16th. It will be called VocalTec.

In addition to selling well over six million magicJack units since 2008, YMAX is also the largest CLEC in the country, when measured by available area codes and number of state certifications. VocalTec claims to have ‘invented’ VoIP and the softphone, and has the patents to back it up, they say.

The combined company intends to take on the likes of Skype, as well as enforce its patent portfolio. Can you smell a VoIP patent infringement lawsuit or three percolating?

I suspect that combination of the two will help in product development as well. When you add VocalTec’s softswitch, application servers and softphone expertise to YMAX’s successful magicJack brand and sales and marketing acumen, the end result may lead to some interesting disruptive forces in the IP communications marketplace.

Execution is everything, so this is certainly no slam dunk. VocalTec hasn’t exactly been on a tear lately, but the injection of YMAX and magicJack into their domain makes them one to watch — for now.

Join the Conversation

3 thoughts on “magicJack Maker Merges With VocalTec

  1. This sounds like a match made in heaven. I suspect the new VocalTech will lauch patent infringement laws suits to defend its patent rights.

  2. with less then Zero customer service & the thievery games that go on with magicjack hiding behind a device & no comunicating with their clients from who they took money, can you imagine that an inventor as he calls himself would actually put a picture of his kid online to advertize for it, that has got to be child abuse, yes child abuse…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Don’t Miss Any of Our Content

What’s happening with broadband and why is it important? Find out by subscribing to Telecompetitor’s newsletter today.

You have Successfully Subscribed!