Consolidation in wireless optimisation space

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Actix acquires ComOpt to create the premier wireless performance optimization company and the industry’s first end-to-end voice and IP performance engineering solution capability

Actix, the global provider of wireless network performance engineering software, has acquired ComOpt, a leading provider of automated wireless optimization solutions. The combined products of Actix and ComOpt represent the wireless industry’s only end-to-end, vendor independent, performance engineering solutions set. For all major wireless technologies, including 3G, they address every aspect of performance
engineering from systems verification to optimization and troubleshooting, using drive test, protocol and predicted data, across voice and multi-media services.

This acquisition – which brings together two of the leading vendor independent performance software specialists - is a significant development for the wireless industry. Performance engineering is a key part of the operator workflow, where operators are seeking to maximize the return on existing investment, rapidly deploy new services, maximize the use of
available spectrum and bridge the customer experience gap. Performance engineering is complementary to OSS but where performance management hides engineering detail through aggregation, limiting the ability of engineers to 'drill down' and fix specific problems, performance engineering solutions
facilitate analysis and decision making to improve the customer experience of 3G services. This enables operators to proactively make changes based on a detailed understanding of the network and services.

Commenting on the acquisition, Rob Dobson, Actix CEO said: “Actix and ComOpt have created a major new force offering intelligent performance engineering solutions for wireless focused on the key business challenges facing operators today – squeezing more out of existing networks and realizing
service revenues from new technology networks. Like Actix, ComOpt is profitable and growing fast and both management teams are convinced that the synergies will make us both even stronger. Combined, our solutions will enable operators to master the interaction of highly complex new technologies, allowing them to accelerate the rollout of new revenue-generating services and provide a high quality service to their customers.”

Joachim Samuelsson, ComOpt Managing Director, added: “This move will not only accelerate our growth plans, through synergies with Actix’ sales, marketing and global distribution resources, but also provide an excellent product fit.  ComOpt’s automatic optimization solutions are already established market leaders and widely regarded as the best in class.
Together, our products effectively complete the picture for operators seeking an intelligent performance engineering solution portfolio that will help them to achieve performance targets right across today’s network technologies through to next generation service offerings.”

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