CenturyLink focuses on adopting inorganic growth strategies to expand to new markets and areas. The company strongly focuses on improving customer experience and offering new and innovative solutions and services by using newer capabilities of the acquired companies. For instance, in June 2016, CenturyLink acquired ElasticBox, which is a provider of the multi-cloud platform. The acquisition enables CenturyLink to improve its development and of multi-cloud service management capabilities. Moreover, CenturyLink delivers complete network and hybrid IT services to customers globally. Over recent years, CenturyLink has substantially increased its investment in the R&D of its solutions and services to increase its global reach and customer base. Moreover, the company intends to increase its customer base globally. For instance, in May 2016, CenturyLink built Australian Managed Service Provider (MSP) cloud partnerships to extend its global reach and customer base.