Syniverse acquires Aicent for nearly $290 million

Syniverse is set to acquire Aicent for nearly $290 million in cash to strengthen its presence in the LTE and real-time intelligence markets.

The acquisition is expected to expand Syniverse’s communications network, increase service and value to customers through real-time intelligence.

Jeff Gordon, president and CEO, Syniverse, said: “The increased direct connections we gain as part of this transaction will make it possible to deliver on the promise of mobile context via an expanded footprint for the exchange of real-time information.”

Jeff Gordon, president and CEO, Syniverse

Aicent will bring to Syniverse connectivity, roaming and interworking solutions that will ultimately enable Syniverse’s customers to deliver enhanced mobile experiences based on end-user mobile context.

Aicent’s cloud-based analytic tools that monitor customer experience and quality of service will enhance Syniverse’s real-time intelligence solutions.

The combination of Syniverse’s and Aicent’s policy-related solutions will improve the time to market of a realized mobile-context delivery solution – enabling subscribers to interact within their mobile context in real time.

Syniverse will gain additional footprint with direct connects to support its application-to-person (A2P) business, enhancing direct reach outside North America to the company’s list of more than 550 multinational enterprise customers.

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