Microsoft is acquiring Meridian Technology, a technology company that focuses on wireless broadband and wireless networking.
The deal will close on Aug. 15, 2019.
The company, which also owns a large percentage of Microsoft’s Office business, will continue to operate under Meridian.
Microsoft will be using the Meridian technology to create the Merriem Wireless network, according to a statement from the company.
Microsoft said that it has more than 300 employees in Meridian.
The merger will add more than 500 employees in Microsoft’s Washington, D.C., offices and a new Redmond office.
Microsoft is also buying the technology company’s U.S. technology business, and is acquiring another U.K.-based technology company, Woden Networks.
The Merriam merger is expected to close by the end of 2020.
The announcement comes as Microsoft faces increased scrutiny over its decision to allow Microsoft employees to use Skype for business calls.
Microsoft has long been the target of privacy lawsuits, as the company has struggled to keep employees’ personal information private.
Microsoft announced this week that it will no longer allow Microsoft Employees to use the Skype platform for business, even for personal calls.