The Fused Group, the UK Converged Solutions Provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets and good will of Smart Devices Limited, a Surrey based specialist distributor of mobile and wireless computing solutions for an undisclosed fee.
Manchester based Fused Group offers unified communications services, included connectivity, IP telephony and mobile applications, for over 175 UK channel partners under the Fused Networks and Webcalls brands. Launched in 1997, Smart Devices has become a leading online specialist provider of mobile and wireless technology products.
Mark Salvin, Fused Group COO, comments ‘The acquisition is part of the Group’s continued growth strategy – both organic and acquisitive – and is in line with our expectations for 2008’s performance. Our growth is on target despite a tough climate and we are confident our unified communications positioning will allow us to capitalise on the drive to reduce costs and streamline business processes.’
To welcome Smart Devices to the Fused family, and give a visual identity to the full range of converged solutions Fused now offers, its products and services will move under the newly created Fused Mobility branding. Fused Mobility will encompass mobile and smart devices, our Mobile Premium service which allows for VoIP priced calls on a mobile phone, Hosted Exchange and other business class mobile applications.
Salvin again comments: ‘Smart Devices Ltd represents an excellent opportunity for Fused Group, further strengthening our value proposition. We are confident Fused Mobility will offer existing and new channel partners an exciting mix of products and services allowing them to fully embrace convergence with confidence. We believe Fused Mobility will set the standard for a unified communications portfolio.’