Mara-Ison, the Dubai-headquartered IT services business, is rumoured to be in advanced talks to buy Connectiva, the troubled Indian RA vendor, according to the unofficial blog of disgruntled Connectiva employees. According to Mara-Ison’s website, they have a strong presence in Africa, but there is minimal information about their current telecoms offerings or customers. As such, there is little to say about the potential synergies between the businesses, except that there is unlikely to be any overlap between their products. What is certain is that existing Connectiva customers will be eager to hear some reliable news from their supplier. If the rumours are true, an official announcement may come soon.
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WeDo, the Portuguese revenue assurance vendor, has announced the purchase of Connectiv Solutions, US providers of cost management and network efficiency tools; see the press release here. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Although details are limited, WeDo’s intentions are clear: they will consolidate their position as one of a few truly global players in the evolving business assurance market. Acquiring a US firm obviously strengthens WeDo’s foothold in North America – a region which is especially important but challenging. The idiosyncratic nature of North American telecoms has left many an international vendor perplexed about how to get traction in that vital part of the world, even whilst they find their software is selling well on every other continent. Connectiv’s website states their customers include 4 of the top 5 service providers in North America. WeDo’s top priority will be to increase sales to Connectiv’s existing customer base. We should also monitor how well WeDo can leverage Connectiv’s products for managing costs and efficiency; intelligent ways to reduce expenditures should be an attractive pitch for telcos in other saturated markets.
14 03 2012
TEOCO, the assurance and analytics business headquartered in Virgina, USA, has announced the acquisition of Schema Ltd, a company specializing in Radio Access Network (RAN) optimization and analytics. The purchase price was not disclosed. You can read the press release here.
Schema is understood to be specialists at collecting data from elements like Base Transceiver Stations and Radio Network Controllers. With operators projecting an increasing challenge to satisfy the data demands of their customers within the finite limits of available radio spectrum, TEOCO is positioning itself to combine RAN data with other information they already analyse for customers. The combination will deliver a more comprehensive view of how to improve network efficiency. In the press release, TEOCO boss Atul Jain emphasized both the data synergies and a continuation of his strategy to expand TEOCO’s geographical reach. He said: