NEC takes #1 position as worldwide market leader in MZA’s Global (PBX-IP PBX) market report.

Tokyo, Japan &, Hilversum, Netherlands, December 13, 2018 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that it has become the leading vendor in the global Call Control (PBX-IP PBX) extensions/ licenses market*, taking the no. 1 position as worldwide market leader in MZA’s latest Call Control (PBX-IP PBX) report for Q3 2018.

 With a market share of 14%, NEC was ahead of all other companies in the report. "NEC showed continued strength in Asia Pacific with an extremely strong performance in the Japanese enterprise segment as well as strong share growth in North America. This assisted it achieving volume and market share growth to take the top position in calendar year Q3 2018," stated Sam Carter, technology analyst, MZA.

 The success underscores the strength of NEC's portfolio of communications solutions, the company's commitment to expand its global enterprise communications footprint and the ability to serve customers worldwide.

 NEC offers a broad range of enterprise communications solutions – ranging from small to very large systems - that effectively support enterprise and SMB customers whose requirements span from traditional TDM to full IP and 100% software-based deployments.



(*) The MZA global Call Control (PBX-IP PBX) report includes all premises-based and single-instance cloud systems sales, as well as multi-instance cloud systems sold to service providers/partners. Other cloud platforms including multi-tenant are excluded from this analysis.

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About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security efficiency and fairness of society. Under the company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, visit NEC at





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About MZA

MZA specialises in the provision of marketing consultancy services to the telecommunications and IT industries at a European and global level, with expertise covering a wide range of enterprise communications solutions. The above information is based on an extract from our study, “The Global Telecommunications Market,” widely regarded as the definitive study on communications markets. MZA provides detailed analysis services on the global, regional and key country enterprise communications markets including PBX/Call Control, Hosted/Cloud Telephony Services, UC Applications, Contact Centre and Business Mobility.

Interwest Appears on the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for the 2nd Consecutive Year!

NEW YORK, August 15, 2018Inc. magazine today revealed that Interwest Communications is No. 4658 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Interwest was ranked the #73 among telecom companies, #2 among telecom companies in the state of Washington, and #46 overall in Washington state.

“We’re thrilled to be included on the Inc. 5000 list for the 2nd year in a row. This recognition is a credit to the excellent customer service that our team at Interwest provides to our clients as well as our great technology partners. We are excited about the future of our company and the technology industry as a whole” said Aren Magnussen, President of Interwest Communications.

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Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

For over 30 years, Interwest Communications has been serving businesses of all sizes by providing business telephone systems, structured cabling infrastructure, unified communications solutions, data networking services, and commercial security products. 

CONTACT:    Aren Magnussen, 800-759-3960,

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

Interwest Recognized as a Top Performer by NEC Corporation of America!

NEC Corporation of America Awards Top Performers with Advantage Channel Partner Excellence Awards.

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Irving, Texas, June 19, 2018 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced the Advantage Channel Partner Excellence Award recipients.
The Advantage Executive Conference is an annual event hosted by NEC, attracting top performing integrators and partners, as well as IT and communications consultants. The theme for this year’s event was “Exchange. Transform. Experience.” Attendees spent three days exchanging stories of successful experiences with transformation, listened to an inspiring keynote speaker, Tiffani Bova, Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist for Salesforce, and joined hands-on breakout sessions and solution demos.
The highlight this year was a new “Proud to Partner” session with presentations by Guyette Communications, ServiceMark Telecom, Matrix Communications and Magna5.
“This year we hosted our 25th Annual Advantage Executive Conference, where we bring the Smart Enterprise to life by gathering with all our outstanding partners, including system integrators, distributors, resellers and consultants,” said Larry Levenberg, Vice President of Sales, NEC Corporation of America. “Not only do we get to spend time with this group, but we have the honor of recognizing their hard work through the Channel Partner Excellence Awards.”
This year’s recipients were:

  • American Telephone – Recognized for achieving 130 percent of their goal in NEC’s fiscal 2017 (FY17). Last year they sold and deployed one of NEC’s largest UNIVERGE BLUE UCaaS customers with a project that continues to grow year over year.
  • Batts Communications – Recognized for growing their business 551 percent from FY16 to FY17, moving into the enterprise space, and expanding their offerings to include IT.
  • Brookfield Group – Recognized for embracing the Smart Enterprise by adopting NEC Smart IT and deploying a wide range of NEC technologies.
  • Connecticut Communications – Recognized for overachieving in FY17, as well as for their extensive charity work. Connecticut Communications is the oldest private contractor of telecommunications hardware in the state and has been an NEC Channel Partner for 14 years.
  • Design Communications (DCI) – Recognized for their continued and ongoing success in providing NEC solutions to the Hospitality industry for a number of years. DCI once again landed flagship properties in FY17.
  • Forerunner Technologies – Recognized as one of NEC’s largest solutions integrators, who still saw a 45 percent increase in NEC sales during FY17 with key significant wins across multiple strategic vertical markets.
  • Interwest Telecom Services – Recognized for increasing its sales with NEC in FY17 by 503 percent, including a very large health care network deployment.
  • IPNET S.A.C. – Recognized as an NEC partner since 2003 with an expertise in Government, achieving continued growth since 2015 of more than 60 percent. FY17 saw them deploy one of the largest networks in Peru.
  • Matrix Communications – Recognized for continuing success with Smart Enterprise transformation and for expanding their customer base specifically in the Education vertical.
  • Résotel – Recognized for FY17 as a new partner, growing their business to half a million dollars in less than a year.
  • SETEL UC – Recognized for being a tenured NEC Triple Diamond Solutions Integrator with significant success in FY17, and for their extensive local charity work.
  • Target Distributing – Recognized for making NEC’s Platinum Distributor achievement level for FY17, a level they have sustained for nine quarters in a row.

Interwest Named to Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in USA

Wenatchee, WA, January 9, 2018 – Interwest Communications Corp. was recently awarded as one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America (#2473 in 2017). The Inc. 5000 highlights the fastest growing privately held companies from across the country that demonstrate the highest revenue growth over a 3-year period. Interwest has grown by 144% over the last three years, with 13 employees a 2016 revenue of $2.4 million.

Interwest was ranked the #27 among telecom companies, #1 among telecom companies in the state of Washington, and #57 overall in Washington state.

The Inc. 5000 list is a distinguished editorial award and a celebration of innovation. Some of the companies that have been featured on the Inc. 5000 list in the past include Pandora, Zappos, Toys R Us, and 7 Eleven.

"We are thrilled to have made the list of Fastest Growing Companies in America. This is a testament to our approach of building a team of extremely talented telecommunications and security professionals and a relentless focus on customer satisfaction," said Aren Magnussen, President at Interwest Communications Corp.

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About Interwest Communications Corp.
Interwest Communications is a family-owned technology corporation that believes in doing things right the first time. For over 30 years, Interwest Communications has served businesses of all sizes by providing NEC business telephone systems, structured cabling infrastructure, unified messaging solutions, data networking services and technologies, local phone service and security. Interwest serves small businesses to large enterprises in both the public and private sectors throughout Eastern Washington, with sales and service locations in Wenatchee, Spokane, and the Tri-Cities area. Learn more at

We're proud to be aligned with a financially stable manufacturer of unified communications equipment and services.

Last week, we learned that Avaya has filed in federal court for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due in large part to a significant debt burden carried over a nearly 10-year period. Only time will tell whether the debt restructuring process under bankruptcy will be kind to Avaya. Regardless, I’m sure our industry and the media will continue to study the legacies of both Nortel and Avaya as history lessons for many years to come.

What I know from my own 30-plus years of experience with NEC is that financial stability through diversification and creating operational efficiency has benefited not only us as a company, but our customers and partners through the years. Continuous improvement and innovation are probably the two biggest reasons for NEC’s 117+ years of longevity.

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