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Omnitele, a telecommunications engineering and consulting company based in Finland, has acquired a stake in the Dutch software company CellSens.
Omnitele plans on using the CellSens software platform to further enhance its company's performance management services. CellSens' software platform is designed to simplify telecom operator performance management and gives complete visibility on network performance through a simple interface.
“We chose to use CellSens for our Complete Performance Management Solution. Firstly, integration of the tool is a matter of a few weeks. It enables us to provide the Complete Performance Management Services to operators swiftly and cost-efficiently, with very little involvement from the operator’s IT-department. Secondly, the tool is flexible and can be tailored around operator processes, not the other way around. Thirdly, we can give our operator customers complete visibility to their network performance from one single tool. Operator can then in turn concentrate on actions instead of searching and interpreting data from various sources and numerous existing tools they may have,“ said Tomi Paatsila, the CEO of Omnitele.
The managing director of CellSens said the company chose to work with Omnitele because of its extensive expertise in network measurement, analysis, troubleshooting and optimization.
Ominitele will give a demo of the complete performance management solution at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month.
The size of the stake and financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.