2014 – XConnect Acquires SMS E-Solutions GMBH

PDF – XConnect Acquires SMS E-Solutions GMBH


The acquisition combines IP Interconnection expertise with an advanced number portability platform to simplify end-to-end IP routing and service delivery

XConnect, the global leader in Federation-based interconnection and Telephone Number Registry services, today announced that it has acquired sms eSolutions GMBH, the leading provider of number portability process management services in Germany.

The acquisition is part of XConnect’s overall strategy to enable service providers to seamlessly deliver IP services around the world, it positions XConnect as a single source for integrated IP interconnection and number portability management services globally.

“This acquisition is a milestone for the development of XConnect’s business and we are excited by the opportunities that the acquisition presents. Together with sms eSolutions we are solving some of the most pressing challenges facing service providers today,” says Eli Katz, CEO at XConnect. “sms eSolutions has demonstrated its expertise and value in the German market. It is a robust and innovative business that offers XConnect the opportunity to offer a deeper set of services and strengthen our business in Germany. We also look forward to taking these services global and adding further value to our customers in existing markets as well as developing new opportunities.”

Combining Federation interconnection and telephone number registry services with number portability management and clearinghouse services is a natural and logical step for the industry and XConnect. It provides service providers a unified solution for the delivery of their communications services and resolves some of the most pressing challenges facing service providers today.

“XConnect is an ambitious and proven global business and we are excited to see our solutions scale to meet the needs of service providers around the world. The successes we have had in Germany can be replicated in new markets and we are excited to be joining a company that has a true vision for the future of IP communications,” says Elmar Körner, managing director at sms eSolutions.

XConnect’s IP interconnection services enable the delivery of IP Voice, HD Voice, Video and Unified Communications (UC) across service provider networks and platforms. It has deployed IP federations in Asia, Europe, Africa and the US. sms eSolutions provides cloud or premises based number portability management services to 40 service providers in Germany including Tier 1, Fixed, Mobile, Cable and Metro operators. As part of the acquisition sms eSolutions will be rebranded to XConnect.

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