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Press Release
Telecom Luxembourg Private Operator acquires
Unify’s cloud-based voice platform and customer contracts
Luxembourg – January 22, 2015 – Unify, one of the world’s leading communications
software and services companies, has accepted a takeover bid for its cloud-based voice
service and customer contracts in Luxembourg by Telecom Luxembourg Private Operator
The agreement closes negotiations opened by both companies last April. As TLPO and Unify
already share infrastructure and offer similar portfolios, both companies not only agreed to
develop a clear strategy within the voice and Unified Communications and Collaboration
(UCC) market, but also boost TLPO’s cloud services supported by its fiber-based network
that ensures high-quality performance and connectivity.
“We are first and foremost a telecom operator, and as such, providing connectivity and
professional services for data centers as well as fixed and mobile telephony remains our
main goal,” explains Jérôme Grandidier, CEO of Telecom Luxembourg Private Operator.
“The takeover of Unify’s cloud portfolio underlines our intentions to support customers in
their increasing migration to the cloud so they can fully utilize these services,” he adds.
The takeover also paves the way for a significant upgrade of Unify’s current cloud platform:
starting 1 February, several UCC functionalities will be aligned under the label ‘voicecloud
Currently, voicecloud 1.0 makes business voice functionalities available to customers on a
fixed or mobile network. This global solution is based on a shared, fully redundant and
secured operational infrastructure. The functionalities offered perfectly address companies’
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specific communication needs. The platform’s current configuration supports all
functionalities up to 6.000 companies and up to 20.000 end users at once.
For Unify, this agreement aligns with the new strategic approach the company’s CEO, Dean
Douglas, announced in April 2014 to redirect its go-to-market strategy, relying on trusted
partners to cover a broader scope of the market. In Luxembourg, the goal is to reach a ratio
of 60% direct sales versus 40% indirect sales revenue as quickly as possible.
“The deal is perfectly timed for us, as it is fully in line with our new strategic perspective,”
says Jean-François Terminaux, Managing Director Unify Luxembourg. “This agreement is
actually a logical next-step in the joint offering we had with TLPO for a while now. This
brings about a simplification of our current offerings on the market: TLPO will not only be
the only company offering voicecloud, but from February onward, voicecloud 2.0 will add a
new dimension to these cloud services.” He concludes: “Even with TLPO as the single
contact point for the customer, our local Unify teams will continue to ensure the platform’s
operability and maintenance.”
TLPO continually keeps pace with new evolutions in cloud services to bring a wider business
portfolio to market. TLPO’s primary purpose is boosting its customers’ competitiveness and
professionalism through highly flexible voice and data connectivity.
Note that Telecom Luxembourg Private Operator partners can profit from a white label
wholesale offer.
For more information on voicecloud 2.0, visit www.voicecloud.lu
About Telecom Luxembourg
Telecom Luxembourg S.A. is a private Luxembourgish operator. The company offers a large
range of services including access to data centers, high-speed connectivity networks
operating on a fiber-optic infrastructure, as well as numerous managed services addressed to
professional customers and international telecom operators.
For more information on TLPO, visit the website: www.telecomluxembourg.com |Twitter :
Press contact:
Oleg Dybajlo
Wholesale Business Development
E-mail: odybajlo@telecomluxembourg.com
Tél.: +352 44 64 82 34
Mobile: +352 661 446 410
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About Unify
Unify is one of the world’s leading communications software and services firms, providing
integrated communications solutions for approximately 75 percent of the Fortune Global
500. Our solutions unify multiple networks, devices and applications into one easy-to-use
platform that allows teams to engage in rich and meaningful conversations. The result is a
transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies
collective effort, energizes the business, and enhances business performance. Unify has a
strong heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security.
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