Easing the adoption of cloud services for businesses around the world
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise announces the acquisition of a majority stake in Sipwise GmbH, a privately held company based in Brunn am Gebirge, Austria.
Sipwise provides core cloud communication solutions and infrastructure for telecom operators enabling them to deploy modern Unified Communication services based on open standards and an extensive API library. Sipwise currently has more than 60 customers in 20 countries, serving 4 million connected users.
The acquisition of Sipwise not only reinforces the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise commitment to the Unified Communications & Collaboration as a Service (UCaaS) market, but also adds this technological stack to Rainbow making the connectivity between all technologies of IP, TDM, PSTN and SIP/WebRTC native to address customer’s transition to Cloud Services over the coming years. All of this accessible from Rainbow UCaaS and CPaaS platforms.
The combined offer will bring enhanced cloud communication & collaboration functionality and services to Channel Partners and End-customers across every market segment and will create a key player in Cloud Communication business and WebRTC services.
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.
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, Communications Business Division, ALE, “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.”