26 September 2012

Ericsson acquires Canadian OSS/BSS company ConceptWave

- ConceptWave, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with a current staff of 170 persons 

25 September 2012 - Today Ericsson announced the acquisition of the Canadian company ConceptWave in an all cash transaction. The company was founded in 2000 and has developed leading-edge software solutions primarily for telecom operators.

Acquiring ConceptWave complements and strengthens Ericsson's offering in the area of operations- and business support systems (OSS/BSS) with world leading Order Management and Product Catalog solutions, providing solutions to better support network operators with their handling of activities related to personalizing end-user offerings and revenue management solutions. 

Elisabetta Romano, Head of OSS in Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson, says: "There is a trend towards more personalization of services where end-users want to purchase communications services meeting their individual needs. This puts high demand on telecom operators to be able to offer flexible product bundles with customized pricing packages. In this area ConceptWave's solutions and employees' expertise adds considerable value to Ericsson's portfolio." 

Zarar Rana, President and CEO of ConceptWave, says: "Our products and solutions help maximize telecom operators' assets through the creation, implementation and automation of service fulfillment processes for new and differentiated offerings. Joining Ericsson today adds great value to ConceptWave, as we become part of their global organization and leverage their industry-leading technology and services competence." 

ConceptWave is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with a current staff of 170. The company's customers, primarily telecom operators, are located in Canada, USA, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The transaction closed at signing. 

With the integration of previously acquired Telcordia, Ericsson today has the industry's most comprehensive OSS/BSS portfolio, a key element of any operator's network strategy. Ericsson today has a leading position in key areas such as charging and billing, where it serves 1.7 billion people with its solutions. 

Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services. Its offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. It operates in 180 countries and employs more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company's net sales were SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). 

Source: Ericsson