|[November 28, 2012]
InfoVista Acquires Mentum
PARIS & HERNDON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
today announced that it
has acquired Mentum, the industry's leading RAN and backhaul network
planning and optimization solutions provider. The acquisition is part of
InfoVista's strategy to strengthen its solution set across the network
lifecycle and customer experience domains, enabling operators to better
plan, operate, optimize and monetize their networks.
For the last 20 years, Mentum's
constant innovation has led to a commanding market share, which includes
more than 100 LTE (News - Alert) customers.
This first acquisition for InfoVista since it was acquired by Thoma
Bravo in March 2012 brings a combined user community of thousands of
experts spread over 250 mobile operator customers in more than 120
countries. It strengthens both the Company's market reach and its
ability to offer a
reliable path to self-organizing networks (SON).
InfoVista will leverage Mentum's (News - Alert) strong assets, expertise and technology
and integrate it into its existing solution portfolio. The synergy
between InfoVista's and Mentum's products and services will help mobile
Deliver CAPEX-aware infrastructure dimensioning;
Benefit from a single partner for all technologies across all
reliable path to Self-Organizing Networks (SON); and,
Further monetize their network assets.
"Following the launch of InfoVista's SON solution at Management World
2012, the Company's acquisition of Mentum demonstrates its commitment
to become major player in providing hybrid SON," said Mark H.
Mortensen, Principal Analyst, Analysys (News - Alert) Mason. "Incorporating real-time
information and forecasted network intelligence into the RAN and IP
transport planning processes will enable InfoVista to offer the
accuracy and efficiency essential for optimized and just-in-time RAN
and backhaul investments."
"I am excited about the vast expertise of the mobile market that the
talented Mentum employees, customers and partners will bring to
InfoVista," said Philippe Ozanian, CEO, InfoVista. "This acquisition
brings together extensive radio and IP expertise, uniquely positioning
InfoVista as a solution provider that can tackle the increasing
complexity of next-generation mobile networks."
"InfoVista's acquisition of Mentum is a natural evolution that aligns
with the need for mobile operators to strike a balance between
customer experience and capital efficiency triggered by the data
explosion," said Philippe Catherine, CEO, Mentum. "It is clear to us
that the disciplines associated with the management of the network
lifecycle should be increasingly integrated to drive operational
efficiencies; and this acquisition is a clear step in that direction."
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InfoVista is the leading provider of
service performance assurance software solutions for network and
application services transported by all-IP networks. InfoVista empowers
communications service providers and large IT enterprise organizations
to deliver high-performing and differentiated services, while
cost-effectively monetizing, operating and optimizing their networks.
The industry-leading scalability, service modelling flexibility and open
integration capabilities of its service performance assurance platform
equip 80% of the world's largest operators and a roster of global
enterprises. InfoVista's application and network performance assurance
solutions provide them with the actionable network intelligence they
need to deliver optimal quality of service, ensure high-quality user
experience, and transform and consolidate their OSS/BSS ecosystems,
while keeping total cost of ownership as low as possible. InfoVista can
be found online at www.infovista.com.
Mentum provides industry-leading software and
service solutions that allow wireless operators, equipment vendors and
consultants to efficiently plan, manage and optimize wireless access as
well as backhaul networks, plan coverage expansions and launch new
broadband wireless networks. Its advanced software solutions, including
Mentum Planet, Mentum Ellipse, Mentum Fusion, Mentum CellPlanner and
Mentum LinkPlanner, along with tailored Mentum Geodata, enable network
operators and engineers to maximize their design potential. Through the
company's global presence and focused business approach, it helps more
than 375 customers in 120 countries define their wireless networks.
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