Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Metaswitch Acquires Colibria for Enhanced Mobile Messaging

Metaswitch Networks has acquired Colibria, a developer of enhanced instant messaging, presence and network address book solutions for service providers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Colibria's portfolio consists of:

(1) SIP Instant Messaging Server - providing rich multimedia messaging infrastructure components for all IP/IP capable networks, and building the basis for the evolution to Convergent IP Messaging (CPM)

(2) SIP Presence Server - providing key enablers such as real time status and service availability, enhancing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), driving Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC), and fundamental to the GSMA's Rich Communication Suite (RCS).

(3) XDMS Servers - providing contact, group, list, and policy management for Presence, IM, and Network Address Book deployments.

(4) Social Network Gateway - integrating and interfacing messaging and presence with existing services like Windows Live Messenger and Facebook Chat.

Colibria is based in Norway.

"Operators around the world have quickly come to realize that it is time to turn up the heat on their over-the-top competitors," said Kevin DeNuccio, CEO at Metaswitch Networks. "The way people communicate is quickly evolving from just voice and text to a new, richer set of social interaction and contextual calling services. Metaswitch is in the middle of this transformation, helping service providers address these demands and putting their brand front and center in the new communications experience. Colibria technology will play a key role in making this happen."

Metaswitch said the Colibria acquisition complements its recently launched "Thrutu" service, a unique in-call content sharing experience that enables mobile users to impulsively exchange information during a call.http://www.metaswitch.com http://colibria.com

  • Colibria was founded in 2000 and its investors included Verdane Capital, Ferd Venture, and Bjørgvin.

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