GENBAND, a multimedia and cloud communications solutions developer, has agreed to acquire uReach Technologies. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Holmdel, NJ, uReach is a provider of advanced communications’ technologies, platforms and services. GENBAND’s backers include HLM Venture Partners, Oak Investment Partners, Venrock, Star Ventures, Wheatley Partners and Siemens Venture Capital.
Frisco, Texas, Feb. 18, 2014 – GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced it has agreed to acquire uReach Technologies, which includes a carrier-class portfolio of voice, video and unified messaging solutions and services. For over a decade, uReach Technologies has been providing advanced, value-added services for some of the world’s largest and most demanding service providers including tier 1 carriers in North America and their millions of subscribers. The acquisition of uReach’s advanced solutions enhances GENBAND’s offerings with a comprehensive messaging portfolio designed to be deployed by global service providers via distributed, internet-scale cloud or in-network models. uReach’s unique messaging software also offers innovative business applications designed to dramatically enhance productivity and improve communications.
“uReach has earned the trust of the service provider community, enabling today’s leading tier 1 carriers to modernize legacy voicemail systems with transformative mobile messaging and calling solutions,” said David Walsh, CEO of GENBAND. “Their technology aligns with our software-driven, open standards-based approach to network transformation – enabling a graceful migration away from expensive and aging voicemail technologies to real-time communications solutions of the future. We are pleased to welcome their team to GENBAND and look forward to bringing this proven technology to our global customer base.”
uReach is defining the next generation communications experience with innovative and groundbreaking solutions to power the always‐on, mobile‐centric world, the connected home and the rapidly expanding small business community. The uReach solution suite includes Advanced VoiceMail, VideoMail, VisionMail and VirtualReceptionist. These solutions are mobile, social and visual, offering carriers the latest voicemail, auto-attendant, fax, unified messaging, mobile fax, and mobile visual voicemail capabilities.
“Combining uReach’s technology with GENBAND’s global reach, engineering expertise and complementary communications offerings changes the game for service providers,” said Krishnamurty Kambhampati, CEO of uReach Technologies. “GENBAND has the capabilities to give our best-in-class technology even broader reach and we couldn’t be happier about the opportunity to deliver our solutions to more tier 1 service providers around the globe. Like GENBAND, uReach builds applications taking a mobile first approach rather than mimicking legacy premise solutions, enabling carriers to effectively compete with OTT threats.”
The carrier-class uReach Converged Intelligent Messaging platform, which simultaneously supports all uReach applications and solutions, offers high reliability and high availability, while being scalable to millions of subscribers at a nationwide level. Leveraging service-oriented REST APIs, the IMS-compliant and open standards approach delivers applications across any network topology and enables device-independent access to the latest messaging and calling solutions. uReach’s unique solutions are designed from the ground up to be scalable and extensible and has met or exceeded the most stringent tier 1 cloud requirements of scalability, reliability and security.
About uReach Technologies
uReach Technologies empowers the world’s leading service providers with a rich portfolio of carrier‐grade, value added services that win and build subscriber loyalty. As a leading provider of advanced communications’ technologies, platforms and services, uReach solutions enable wireless, wireline, and broadband service providers to expeditiously and seamlessly go‐to‐market with industry‐leading value added services that differentiate, build brand, convey technology leadership, generate demand, and ensure a personalized and positive communications experience for every subscriber, every time. Highly scalable, flexible and customizable, the uReach portfolio is designed to exceed the current and emerging needs of mobile subscribers, residential subscribers and small‐to‐mid‐sized businesses (SMB).
uReach Technologies is headquartered in Holmdel, NJ and is privately held. For more information, visit http://www.ureachtech.com/
FROM THE CORE TO THE EDGE TO THE EXPERIENCETM, GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions for service providers and enterprises in over 80 countries. The company’s technology improves IP networks by making them more scalable, secure, profitable and efficient. GENBAND’s market-leading technology supports multimedia voice, data and video sessions and fixed-mobile unified communications applications that scale on public and private networks. With a flexible, cloud-ready platform, GENBAND’s IMS, edge and application solutions help its customers compete effectively by increasing revenues, improving profitability, and attracting and retaining customers. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.
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