iBasis Agrees to Sell SMS Business to MessageBird and Partner on Future Business
iBasis, a KPN company, and MessageBird today announced a definitive agreement to sell the iBasis A2P & P2P SMS hubbing business to MessageBird, an innovative communications services company based in Amsterdam. The agreement also establishes a partnership for future business opportunities.
The transfer of iBasis’ SMS business, including customer and vendor relationships, expands MessageBirds’ global reach in the messaging landscape. iBasis, a leading international provider of wholesale voice and mobile data services, has over the last two years increased its focus on emerging 4G services such as LTE roaming and VoLTE.
Robert Vis, CEO of MessageBird said: “This acquisition accelerates our already rapid growth and strengthens our strategic position in global messaging. We are excited to offer iBasis’ customers our cloud-based messaging solutions, through which we provide scalability and global deliverability to over 10,000 existing customers in 60 countries.”
“We are pleased to be able to find a strong partner to ensure continuous high-quality service for existing and future SMS customers, while enhancing our focus on the development of new mobile value added services,” said Feddo Hazewindus, CEO of iBasis.
MessageBird builds innovative Telco Communication APIs. The company enables developers and companies to communicate via SMS, Voice and Chat on a global scale through their APIs or web interface. MessageBird has offices in Amsterdam, London and Hamburg, and will soon open offices in Sydney and Shanghai.
A wholly-owned KPN company, iBasis is a leading international voice carrier and a provider of data services and solutions for mobile operators. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice termination services and data services, including messaging, signaling and roaming, for many of the world’s largest fixed and mobile operators, as well as “over-the-top” and voice-over-broadband service providers.