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NewNet Communication Technologies Acquires the Tekelec Mobile Messaging Business

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July 10, 2012

NewNet Communication Technologies Acquires the Tekelec Mobile Messaging Business

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

NewNet (News - Alert) Communication Technologies (NewNet), a Skyview Capital LLC portfolio company, has successfully signed an agreement to acquire Tekelec's Mobile Messaging Business.

Tekelec’s (News - Alert) Mobile Messaging product family assists in creating and providing state-of-the-art messaging services without costly network over-engineering or complete network overhaul. It lets users monitor and control SMS traffic with the Application Gateway (News - Alert) and manage the origination and termination of SMS messages between circuit and IP networks by deploying the IP Short Message Gateway.

The acquisition of the Tekelec Mobile Messaging business reflects a considerable achievement in the evolution of NewNet's product portfolio and market focus. Ensuring business and product development continuity, the group's globally present employees will become part of NewNet's team.

“Our acquisition of Tekelec's Mobile Messaging business will enable NewNet to expand on its next-generation messaging solution to service providers, enhancing our competitive position and accelerating our commercial growth,” said NewNet's CEO, PJ Louis. “NewNet is committed to providing best-in-breed products and unrivaled service and support to our global customer base.”

“The Tekelec Mobile Messaging business, combined with NewNet's existing signaling, SMS messaging and Mercury Multimedia Messaging applications, will enable NewNet to offer an even more robust product solution,” Louis added.

Recently, TMC’s (News - Alert) Stefanie Mosca reported that that the company decided to use this year’s CTIA Wireless event in New Orleans, LA as the platform to re-launch the company in a new light. When the company started operations 20 years ago, its major concentration was on SS7 protocol stacks. Four years ago, the company moved further into message and data solutions after being bought by Skyview Capital, a private equity firm that has helped to fund NewNet’s passion projects.

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