TORONTO--(Marketwire - Mar 30, 2013) - Redknee (TSX: RKN), a leading provider of business-critical monetization and subscriber management software solutions for communications service providers, is pleased to announce the closing of its acquisition of Nokia Siemens Networks' Business Support Systems (BSS) business unit. Redknee announced its intent to acquire Nokia Siemens Networks' BSS business unit on December 5, 2012.
The completion of this acquisition marks a significant milestone in Redknee's long-term growth strategy by increasing Redknee's market share to include more than 200 customers across 90 countries and adding strong long-standing relationships with multiple Tier-1 operators from across the globe. Redknee will now deliver the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of highly scalable and agile converged billing, charging, customer care, and payments solutions for mobile network operators (MNOs), mobile virtual network operators/enablers (MVNO/Es) and other communications service providers. Redknee's expanded global organization of more than 1,600 employees will drive further innovation in its on-premise, cloud-based and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings.
Lucas Skoczkowski, Redknee's CEO, commented:
"We are very excited about this acquisition, which creates one of the largest independent providers of real-time monetization and subscriber management software solutions for communications service providers. We will become the provider of choice for real-time monetization systems that enable our customers to excel in delivering services to their subscribers, while enhancing their growth and profitability. As we integrate the Nokia Siemens Networks BSS business unit into Redknee, we will continue to invest in the product roadmap, leveraging the combined product portfolio to expand and enhance our best-in-class customer focused solutions. Our commitment to delivering greater value to our customers and working closely with partners will contribute to our long-term growth strategy of continuing to increase market share and growing recurring revenues. The management team is energized by the positive feedback it has received from customers, employees and partners."
Karl Whitelock, Global Director OSS/BSS Strategy, Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan, commented:
"Redknee's new leadership role establishes the company as a major business solution supplier that communications service providers can work with to meet the needs of their customers, monetize innovative services, and ultimately reduce operating costs in the process. Redknee's strategy to create high value for its customers through ongoing investment in R&D, expanding its global sales and support organization, and focusing on customer retention should position Redknee as a continued leader in the real-time revenue and subscriber management marketplace."
Redknee will file a Business Acquisition Report within 75 days following the date hereof.
For more information about Redknee and their solutions, please go to www.redknee.com.
Redknee is a leading global provider of innovative communication software products, solutions and services. Redknee's award-winning solutions enable service providers to monetize new services, business models and content and to deliver a comprehensive customer experience. Redknee's revenue generating platform provides innovative converged billing, charging, customer care, and payments solutions for voice, messaging and data services to more than 200 service providers in over 90 countries. Established in 1999, Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX: RKN) is the parent of the wholly-owned operating subsidiary Redknee Inc. and its various subsidiaries. References to Redknee refer to the combined operations of those entities. For more information about Redknee and its solutions, please go to www.redknee.com.
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