USA > Belgium based BICS acquires US based TeleSign for $230 million

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Global provider of international wholesale connectivity and interoperability services, BICS has announced that it has closed the acquisition of TeleSign, a US based CPaaS company, for $230 million. The acquisition creates the world’s first end- to- end CPaaS provider augmenting one of the world’s largest global carriers with the market leading TeleSign cloud communications platform.

TeleSign will continue as a wholly-owned subsidiary of BICS continuing the leadership of CEO Aled Miles and adds Daniel Kurgan, CEO of BICS as the Chairman of the Board.

According to the CEO of BICS and Chairman of TeleSign, Daniel Kurgan
“We are pleased to have brought the TeleSign acquisition to completion and enthusiastic to add TeleSign’s deep pool of talent and expertise to the BICS family. This complementary combination accelerates several of our strategies for growth, including expanding our customer base, regional reach and product innovation. We have also broadened our expertise within the cloud communications development life-cycle, and will build and grow TeleSign’s established strong position in the fast-growing CPaaS and cloud security markets.”

Regarding the acquisition, CEO of TeleSign, Aled Miles said:

“We’re powering a fundamental change in the way businesses engage their users. Our platform enables developers to add real-time communications and security into their applications without the need for complex back-end infrastructure. Now backed by BICS’ extensive global network and its direct reach to over 700 mobile and fixed operators worldwide – TeleSign’s trusted platform is in a class by itself in terms of global reach, network reliability and overall quality of service.”

About BICS

BICS is a leading international communications enabler and one of the biggest names in global voice carriers and leading provider of mobile data services worldwide. Headquartered in Brussels, BICS has regional offices in Bern, Madrid, Dubai, New York, San Francisco and Singapore. It also has a satellite office in Beijing and local representation in Accra, Miami, Montevideo, Nairobi and Toronto. BICS employs about 600 employees worldwide.