Posted on November 28, 2018 by staff

Leeds telecoms pioneer snapped up by US firm


Yorkshire telecoms provider Simetric Telecom has been acquired by Tango Networks in the US.

Founded in 2009 by Gavin Sweet and John Murray, Simetric operates an intelligent next generation telecoms network that seamlessly blends fixed communications and mobile services to deliver unified telecommunications.

The company’s Mobile-X service provides enterprises with converged mobile communications encompassing the full enterprise telephony feature set.

The acquisition, by Texas-based Tango Networks, creates a portfolio of global mobile communications solutions, uniquely focused on the needs of today’s mobile workforce.

Together the companies will supply large businesses, hosted communications providers and telecom resellers with a comprehensive portfolio of communications services that revolutionise enterprise mobility.

“Joining forces with Tango Networks will raise our service offerings and market reach to an entirely new level,” said Simetric managing director Gavin Sweet.

Tango Networks CEO Doug Bartek said: “The Simetric and Tango Networks combination creates an unmatched portfolio of solutions for enterprise mobile communications.

“We’re committed to providing Simetric’s community of partners and resellers with the same reliable, innovative services and high level of support that they have received from Simetric over the years.”

The combined offerings will be the industry’s first to seamlessly 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.

Tango Networks has partnered with Gamma, a leading supplier of voice, data and mobile products and services in the UK, to offer integrated radio access into the Simetric and Tango Networks platforms to offer fixed-to-mobile converged services to its wholesale interconnect and platform partners.

ASC, a worldwide leading software provider of omni-channel recording, quality management and analytics, was announced as a compliance solution partner for the new combined Tango Networks and Simetric offerings.

“More and more essential business communications are taking place on mobile devices that are not traditionally in the control of enterprise IT,” said ASC CEO Dr. Gerald Kromer.

“But these communications are not exempt from compliance requirements for collection and retention.

“The new Tango Networks and Simetric offerings will create powerful new mobility flexibility for enterprises while at the same time integrating mobile communications with ASC’s recording solutions to ensure compliance.”

Simetric is now operating as a subsidiary of Tango Networks. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.