MUMBAI: Indian telecom value added services (VAS) provider OnMobile has acquired the France based company, Voxmobili.
The acquisition adds a number of international customers to OnMobile’s customer portfolio. The current list of Voxmobili customers includes Orange, Cingular-AT&T, France Telecom, T-Mobile, Wanadoo, Turkcell, etc.
Voxmobili was founded in 2000 by French entrepreneurs, Eric Viellevigne and Nicolas Frattaroli and funded by European venture capital firms. Voxmobili has around 45 employees and has operations in Europe, North America, Middle East, Australia, and Eastern Europe. It’s core products center around synchronised address book and advanced phone backup wherein cell phone users can backup all their personal data including calendar and contacts onto a secure network-based server, and mobile paparazzi wherein cell phone users can publish information, photographs and videos directly from their phones to website and mobile sites. Voxmobili has over 21 platforms deployed worldwide, and has issued over 20 million licenses for their products globally.
OnMobile CEO and co-founder Arvind Rao said, “We are excited about this transaction, and joining hands with Voxmobili to deliver a powerful suite of complementary VAS products to the global telecom and internet industry. Their product and technology leadership in their domain, innovation, and leadership all complement what we have built at OnMobile, and we are geared up to fully exploit the synergies between us. This will be a win-win-win for all of us starting with our customers, and a great platform for OnMobile to serve the European market.”
Voxmobili managing director and co-founder Eric Vieillevigne added, “Mobile backup and services around personal data are expected to experience tremendous growth over the next several years. We are very excited to expand our presence in this exciting marketplace with OnMobile. We’re confident that the combined strengths, services expertise, and talent of our companies will deliver a great experience for Users, Service Providers and mobile operators.”
A definitive agreement has been signed between the two companies, and integration planning will start shortly.