Astellia to acquire Ingenia Telecom

21 February 2014 | Sophie Donoghue


French monitoring solutions provider Astellia has announced its acquisition of Spanish Ingenia Telecom for an undisclosed sum.

The Spanish company provides network analysis and radio optimisation solutions which addresses operators’ needs during their transition to 4G.

The move will allow Astellia to strengthen its RAN and SON analysis capabilities which will reinforce its enterprise-to-enterprise offering.

Market research company International Data Corporation estimates that the SON and RAN optimisation market will reach $1 billion in 2015, compared to $700 million in 2013.

“We quickly identified a strategic interest for Astellia but the turning point was the fact that our company cultures are very similar," said Christian Queffelec, CEO of Astellia. "This will allow us to move quickly towards the essential, namely the availability of an enriched and highly anticipated E2E solution to offer a high performance and quality mobile Internet."

Moldova’s national operator Moldtelecom announced earlier this week that it had selected Astellia to audit the quality of its voice and data services on its 3G network.