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InfoVista to Acquire Ascom's TEMS Business

August 25, 2016

InfoVista provides network orchestration solutions to improve network performance for communication service providers, mobile operators and large enterprises. For all of these organizations, network performance and security are some of the biggest concerns they have in this highly competitive and dangerous digital ecosystem. To further expand its presence in this segment, InfoVista just announced a binding agreement to purchase Ascom's TEMS business, a network testing, monitoring and optimization platform.

InfoVista addresses the challenge of providing top-quality user experience for 80 percent of the world's largest communication service providers, more than 250 mobile operators, global enterprises and public administrations, while at the same time increasing the capital efficiency of their network infrastructure. This includes giving its customers complete visibility and control across all the services they provide as well as technologies, domains of all fixed and mobile networks and enterprise WANs.

Ascom's TEMS also has an impressive list of customers which includes the top 20 mobile network operators, major infrastructure suppliers and network engineering services providers. The TEMS portfolio has a wide range of solutions to monitor wireless networks and ensure the quality of service while at the same time optimizing the performance of the network.

“TEMS is a well-established and well-respected business that already helps most of the world's largest mobile network operators to manage and optimize thecapacity and quality of their wireless networks. 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,” said Philippe Ozanian, CEO, InfoVista.

As 5G networks get ready to come online in 2020, service providers around the world are preparing for the deluge of data that will be crisscrossing their networks with billions of IoT connected devices, hosted applications, cloud services, video communications, real-time entertainment and much more. It is therefore extremely important for operators to maximize the potential of their networks with mobile network performance analytics, indoor network design and optimization and active service testing.

One of the solutions TEMS provides is Monitor Master, which tests services and applications end-to-end by isolating the fault domain and highlighting the analysis and improvement activities that need to be carried out to resolve any issues. It is able to capture all of the components that make up the service chain, which also includes parts that are beyond the operator’s control to provide a proactive insight into service performance.

The acquisition of TEMS will give InfoVista the tools to start delivering more innovative solutions in the network performance orchestration software market. Although the company is considered a clear leader in the segment, it hasn't stopped making key acquisitions to remain there, including the recent purchase of Mentum, Aexio and Ipanema, which are all technologies designed to improve the network, applications and user experience with network data and intelligence.

Edited by Alicia Young

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