Metaswitch acquires Colibria

Metaswitch Networks, a multi-award winning supplier of next generation infrastructure and applications to network operators, today announced the acquisition of Colibria, an independent provider of enhanced instant messaging, presence and network address book solutions.

Colibria’s all-IP, standards-based portfolio is being deployed by operators worldwide to deliver advanced messaging and content sharing capabilities. These services are designed to meet the modern lifestyle communication needs of a wide range of consumer and business users.

“Operators around the world have quickly come to realise that it is time to turn up the heat on their over-the-top competitors,” said Kevin DeNuccio, CEO at Metaswitch Networks.

“The way people communicate is quickly evolving from just voice and text to a new, richer set of social interaction and contextual calling services. Metaswitch is in the middle of this transformation, helping service providers address these demands and putting their brand front and centre in the new communications experience. Colibria technology will play a key role in making this happen.”

The Colibria acquisition further complements Metaswitch’s recently launched Thrutu service, a unique in-call content sharing experience that enables mobile users to impulsively exchange information during a call. Available as a branded platform for global operators, Thrutu allows operators to introduce these innovative new services today.

The addition of Colibria’s IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Rich Communication Suite (RCS and RCS-e) compliant portfolio further broadens the range of options that Metaswitch can now present to operators looking for short, mid and long term answers to the dual challenges of countering competitive threats and keeping the voice call relevant.