Simetric Telecom snapped up by Tango Networks

Global mobile comms provider Tango Networks has burst into the UK market with the acquisition of Simetric Telecom and two tech partner deals.

Yorkshire-based Simetric is now operating as a subsidiary of Tango Networks and has a greater capacity to target large businesses, hosted comms providers and telecoms resellers with an enhanced portfolio of enterprise mobility services. The financials of the deal were not disclosed.

Simetric Telecom began its commercial life in 2009 and was founded by MD Gavin Sweet (pictured) and Director John Murray. The company’s Mobile-X service delivers converged mobile comms with an enterprise telephony feature set. 

“Joining forces with Tango Networks will raise our service offerings and market reach to a new level,” stated Sweet. 

In September Tango Networks launched a cloud-based enterprise mobile communications service, called Kinetic Cloud, offering Mobile UC, mobile communications recording compliance, automated enterprise application mobile integration and enterprise text messaging.

Tango Networks CEO Doug Bartek added: “The Simetric and Tango Networks combination creates a stronger portfolio of solutions for enterprise mobile communications.

"The combined offerings will integrate mobile native voice, text and data communications with enterprise telephony and applications. That innovation will give enterprise customers a ubiquitous, global communications fabric, covering all employees in any location."

A technology partnership with Gamma enables Tango Networks to provide integrated radio access into the Simetric and Tango Networks platforms, and offer fixed-to-mobile converged services to wholesale interconnect and platform partners.

Mike Mills, Head of Sales for the Cloud & Infrastructure Channel at Gamma, commented: “The combined service portfolio in conjunction with our wholesale radio access delivers a mobile integrated service capability to our network of wholesale interconnect customers, who have been asking for this service since we invested in our own mobile network four years ago.”

Omni-channel recording, quality management and analytics company ASC has also joined Tango Networks and Simetric as a compliance solution partner.

Its CEO Gerald Kromer noted: “More and more essential business communications are taking place on mobile devices that are not traditionally in the control of enterprise IT. But these communications are not exempt from compliance requirements for collection and retention. 

"The new Tango Networks and Simetric offerings integrate mobile communications with ASC’s recording solutions to ensure compliance.”

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