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Our History

Since our company’s inception, ensuring quality communications has always been our goal.

Westell has a rich history dating back to 1980, when the company was first founded. At that time, Westell was focused on telephone signaling and transmission equipment. Since then, the company has expanded and acclimated to the industry to offer the most technologically advanced in-building wireless, intelligent site management, cell site optimization and outside plant solutions of today.

A History Of Innovation & Service

1980

  • Westell, Inc. is founded. Primary focus is telephone signaling and transmission equipment.

1988

  • Westell creates the ConferencePlus business division and begins offering audio conferencing services.

1989

  • Westell pioneers T1 Networking Interface Unit (NIU). ConferencePlus, Westell’s multi-point telecommunications subsidiary, is incorporated.

1993

  • First ADSL products delivers video-on-demand.

1995

  • Westell launches its initial public offering.
  • Westell receives ISO 9001 certification.

1998

  • Bell Atlantic begins commercial deployment of DSL service using Westell technology.

2000

  • Westell acquires Teltrend, strengthening its high-speed voice and data transmission product lines.

2001

  • Westell introduces its first integrated gateway products for high-speed residential and SOHO networking applications.

2003

  • Westell develops high-speed access technology that integrates both data and voice.

2005

  • Westell ships 15-millionth modem.
  • Westell acquires HyperEdge, strengthening its Outside Plant business with systems to facilitate the delivery of telco network access products.

2006

  • The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) bestows the prestigious InfoVision award for innovation on Westell’s MediaTerminal™ product.

2007

  • Westell ships 20-millionth broadband networking device.
  • Westell acquires NoranTel, Canadian-based provider of power distribution, remote monitoring and network transmission products.

2008

  • Westell’s UltraLine™ Series3 residential gateway is named an International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree.

2010

  • Westell’s HomeCloud solution is named an International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree.

2011

  • Westell completes the sale of its Customer Networking Solutions division to NETGEAR.

2012

  • Westell completes the sale of its Conference Plus subsidiary to Arkadin.
  • Westell acquires ANTONE Wireless, provider of tower mounted amplifiers and other cell site optimization products.

2013

  • Westell acquires Kentrox, provider of comprehensive site monitoring, management and control solutions.

2014

  • Westell acquires Cellular Specialties, Inc., provider of DAS and small cell equipment for in-building wireless networks.