Telemesser Merges with e-go Systems

[June 21] Telecom software supplier
Comverse Technology
announced Wednesday the merger of its Israeli subsidiary
Telemesser with the U.K-based IP messaging company
e-go systems plc.

No terms of the deal were disclosed, but it is
understood that the new firm, 30 percent owned
by Comverse, will trade under the e-go brand.

Although many companies offer IP-based unified
messaging, e-go provides the user with full
interoperability with other users worldwide,
regardless of their ISP or telecoms network operator.

“Through its cutting-edge exploitation of IP technology,
e-go systems is well-positioned to benefit from the
expected growth in the ASP-based enterprise
unified messaging market,” said Kobi Alexander,
chairman, president and chief executive, of Comverse

Speaking for e-go, Chief Executive Ian Roberts said
the decision by Comverse to take a major stake
was a validation of e-go’s unique business
model and the messaging service concept.

“We have many synergies with the services which
Telemesser provides, and the newly merged company
will be better placed to exploit our position as
leaders in the IP-based unified messaging arena,” said

Roberts will continue as chief executive, while
Atzmon Lifshitz, the former chief of Telemesser will
become chief operating officer.

Despite the merger there will be no redundancies,
say the two companies. In fact, because of their
rapid growth they expect to be hiring more staff in the
near future.

Telemesser, a partnership between Comverse and the
Israeli media group Yedioth Aharonoth, specializes
in telecoms value-added systems and services. They include
not only messaging but also interactive voice response
(IVR), intelligent call agents, and mobile content
management systems.

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