InfoVista to acquire Ascom’s TEMS business including network testing and optimisation
InfoVista has announced a binding agreement to acquire Ascom’s TEMS business which incorporates the vendor’s network testing, monitoring and optimisation offerings.
Deployed by the world’s top 20 mobile network operators, major infrastructure suppliers and network engineering services providers, TEMS solutions monitor wireless networks and assure quality of service while optimising performance.
InfoVista’s acquisition of TEMS will strengthen its ability to offer innovative solutions for mobile network performance analytics, indoor network design and optimisation, and active service testing.
InfoVista was recently acquired by private equity investment firm Apax Partners, with the stated aim of establishing InfoVista as a leader in the network performance orchestration software market. The acquisition of TEMS will be a significant step towards that goal. It will see InfoVista nearly double in size, with approximately US$200m in revenue and improve the group’s global presence, particularly in the USA and in Asia.
The acquisition of TEMS will complement InfoVista’s recent acquisitions of Mentum, Aexio and Ipanema, broadening the amount of network data and intelligence that can be used to improve network, applications and user experience.
“TEMS is a well-established and well-respected business that already helps most of the world’s largest mobile network operators to manage and optimise the capacity and quality of their wireless networks,” said Philippe Ozanian, the chief executive of InfoVista. “By bringing the TEMS portfolio into InfoVista, we are creating the most scalable, powerful and flexible platform for network performance orchestration to CSPs, mobile operators and enterprises.”