About Westell

Our History

Ensuring Quality Communications Since 1980

Westell’s rich history dates back to 1980, when the company was first founded. At that time, we focused on telephone signaling and transmission equipment. Since then, we have expanded to become a trusted partner for transforming networks into high-quality, reliable systems. By keeping up with industry needs, we are now able 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

2017

2016

Westell introduces the PS51080 FirstNet Ready, NFPA Public Safety Signal Booster, the first member of a family of products designed specifically for Public Safety.

2015

2014

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

2013

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

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.

2011

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

2010

2010

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

2008

Westell's UltraLineTM Series3 residential gateway is named an International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree.

2007

Westell ships 20-millionth broadband networking device.

Westell acquires NoranTel, Canadian-based provider of power distribution, remote monitoring and network transmission products.

2006

The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) bestows the prestigious InfoVision award for innovation on Westell's MediaTerminalTM product.

2005

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.

2003

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

2001

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

2000

2000

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

1998

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

1995

1995

Westell launches its initial public offering.

Westell receives ISO 9001 certification.

1993

First ADSL products delivers video-on-demand.

1990

1989

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

1988

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

1980

1980

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