|[February 19, 2014]
Impact Telecom Acquires SMS Solutions Provider Citessentials
DENVER --(Business Wire)--
Impact Telecom ("Impact"), a global provider of voice and data services,
today announced it has signed an agreement for Impact to acquire SMS
solutions provider Citessentials ("Citessentials"). Financial terms of
the transaction, which is expected to close at the end of the first
quarter of 2014, were not disclosed.
Citessentials offers a proprietary SMS platform with a robust messaging
portal, enabling customers to access mobile messaging requirements from
any computer with Internet connectivity, eliminating the need for
downloads or installation, complex integration or expensive up-front
development costs. In addition, Citessentials provides SMS termination
services in the U.S. and Canada as well as to more than 850 mobile
operators worldwide for a large number of domestic and international
enterprise and service provider customers.
"Over the past two years Citessentials has shown exponential growth in
the messaging services sector. With Citessentials' featue-rich
messaging platform, Impact greatly enhances its comprehensive
residential, commercial and wholesale telecommunications product and
services portfolio," said Bob Beaty, President and CEO of Impact
Telecom. "We expect the demand for messaging services will only increase
as commercial and enterprise customers expand their use of SMS as an
inexpensive and dependable communications tool," he added.
Now Impact customers, from consumers to enterprise clients to carriers,
will have access to a wide range of global messaging solutions,
including A2P, P2P and M2M messaging, hosted proprietary SMS, and short
and long codes, all supported by the most common industry standard and
legacy interconnection protocols such as SMPP, HTTP(S), SMTP, CMID2,
MM7, MM4, UCP, XML, SOAP and more.
As part of the acquisition, Impact also announced the appointment of
Steve Sherman as Senior Vice President, Messaging Services. Steve was
previously co-founder and partner at Citessentials.
About Impact Telecom
Impact Telecom, a leader in the telecommunications market, delivers
flexible and effective solutions to carriers, businesses and homes.
Dedicated to innovation, affordability and execution, Impact owns and
operates a state-of-the-art VoIP network carrying billions of minutes
monthly, using the largest implementation of an IP-based network
connected to a nationwide Feature Group D network. Led by an experienced
team with decades of industry expertise, Impact delivers quality
services at competitive rates.
More information is available at www.impacttelecom.com.
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