iBasis in deal with Mavenir to offer platform as a service

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iBasis has taken a further move away from its wholesale voice origins by launching a cloud-based communications service

iBasis has taken a further move away from its wholesale voice origins by launching a cloud-based communications service.

The company, owned by Alexandre Pébereau’s Tofane Global, is working with Mavenir to offer carrier communications platform-as-a-service (CPaaS).

Guillaume Klein (pictured), VP of product management at iBasis, said: “The Mavenir CPaaS platform allows us to add digital transformation capabilities such as programmable SMS and voice, as well as critical market applications, such as the campaign management tool for SMS and voice calls, two-factor authentication, number masking, contact centre services, and a broad portfolio of programmable communications.”

Mavenir’s VP for cloud services, Ian Maclean, said that its CPaaS platform and applications will be integrated with iBasis’s global carrier network.

This “will unlock a market rife with opportunities for communication service providers, mobile operators and enterprise customers”, said Maclean.

iBasis said this will create a CPaaS offering “that enables the addition of next-generation features into existing and new processes and software applications, in a frictionless manner, using application programming interfaces (APIs)”.

Klein added: “For too long, global telecom companies have been losing market share to new communication service providers. Through the Mavenir partnership, iBasis is now accelerating CPaaS to telcos worldwide, enabling the digital transformation of their customer base quickly.”

Tofane Global has built up iBasis, originally the wholesale arm of KPN, by adding the international voice carrier business formerly belonging to Altice Europe in France, Portugal and the Dominican Republic.

Last month the company made its first significant move away from this original base market, by buying Netherlands-based Simfony, a business Pébereau has described as a platform-as-a-service provider and mobile virtual network enabler. This latest move takes iBasis a step further.

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