Sipwise announces the sale of a majority stake to ALE Holding.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise*, a privately held company based in Colombes, France, delivers communications and infrastructure solutions to enterprise customers. A heritage of innovation and dedication to customer success has made ALE an essential provider of enterprise networking, communications and services to over 830,000 customers worldwide. With global reach and local focus, more than 2,200 employees and 2,900+ partners serve over 50 countries.
The combined offer will bring enhanced cloud communication & collaboration functionality and services to Channel Partners, Carriers and End-customers across every market segment and will create a key player in Cloud Communication business and WebRTC services. The companies will mutually complement their product portfolios to improve their service offerings in their respective markets.
Sipwise will keep its brand name and will benefit from ALE’s Worldwide presence and distribution to support its go-to-market development in the carrier business. The integration of Sipwise reinforces the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise commitment to the Unified Communications & Collaboration as a Service (UCaaS) market, making the connectivity between all technologies of IP, TDM, PSTN and SIP/WebRTC native to its solutions.
Daniel Tiefnig, CEO, Sipwise GmbH: “Merging the carrier and enterprise worlds in a best of breed approach, and developing a joint portfolio for the benefit of our customers, will allow us to build the Enterprise Cloud Communication Services of the future on a truly global scale. I am looking forward to make everything connected with our customers and ALE.”
Nicolas Brunel, EVP, Communication and Business Division, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise: “Customers and especially Enterprise customers, are looking at federating communication and collaboration services across multiple devices and networks. Together with Sipwise we are uniquely positioned to address these needs and address market demands, both now and in the future. This acquisition is making our mission of connecting everything even more relevant – Sipwise with its go-to-market and its technology will bolster our capabilities with carriers as well as support the development of our cloud-based enterprise collaboration Rainbow offer, positioning our partners in a unique manner to transition their customers to the Cloud.”
Sipwise unified communication platforms are targeted at fixed, converged and wireless service providers supporting arbitrary access networks as well as “Over-the-Top” services. With more than 10 years of expertise in next generation VoIP and UC solutions, Sipwise works with clients on all continents and is currently servicing over 60 Telcos in 20 countries worldwide. Sipwise offers unbeaten price-to-performance ratio and outstanding flexibility to communication service providers, with ease of integration into existing OSS/BSS infrastructure.
For more information about Sipwise please visit https://www.sipwise.com.
* The Alcatel-Lucent name and logo are trademarks of Nokia used under license by ALE.