Softil launches after management buyout

03 August 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Softil Innovative Communications, which claims to be the “world’s leading provider of enabling technologies for IP communications”, has launched to roll out carrier grade solutions.

Softil was created in 1995 as the technology business unit (TBU) of Radvision, leading the revolution of communications through standardisation and delivery of V2oIP enabling technologies to vendors around the world. In 2014, Spirent Communications acquired the company and over the years it pioneered the introduction of voice and video over IP with a range of embedded technologies and testing solutions, combining its unique expertise in signalling, multimedia and IMS.

The management buyout was by Pierre Hagendorf, previously general manager of the business unit, who believes communications solutions developers will benefit greatly from an agile and innovative partner. The new name of the business is Softil and it begins the new journey with more than 800 corporate customers world-wide. 

“Developers of IP communication solutions need to better interact with enabling technologies vendors to roll out carrier grade solutions in the shortest timeframe,” says Softil CEO, Pierre Hagendorf. “With Softil, developers will be able to better tailor solutions by leveraging our best-in-breed, standards-based, future-proof software development kits, toolkits and frameworks.”

The transaction also includes Spirent’s two device intelligence businesses - Mobilethink and Tweakker - which will trade under Mobilethink Holdings, a sister company of Softil. Hagendorf becomes CEO of both Softil and Mobilethink.

Softil’s mission is to support developers of IP communication solutions with state-of-the-art, standards-based, interoperable, future-proof SDKs, toolkits, and frameworks.