Nokia Siemens Networks completes acquisition of subscriber-centric network specialist Apertio

Nokia Siemens Networks completes acquisition of subscriber-centric network specialist Apertio


Nokia Siemens Networks today announced the completion of its acquisition for around €140 million of Apertio Ltd., the leading provider of open real-time subscriber data platforms and applications built specifically for mobile, fixed, and converged telecommunications operators.

Apertio provides a strategic platform in the next-generation architecture for Nokia Siemens Networks’ portfolio, strengthening its ability to help customers simplify their networks and manage their key asset – subscriber data. Nokia Siemens Networks can now build on its strong position in the converged core, adding Apertio’s market-leading products and services to strengthen its position in subscriber-centric networks.

“In the face of industry consolidation and the proliferation of end-user devices, the delivery of seamless and highly targeted services requires a unified approach to subscriber data,” said J├╝rgen Walter, head of Nokia Siemens Networks’ Converged Core business unit. ”Apertio stands head and shoulders above the competition in the provision of open, real-time subscriber data platforms and this deal enables us to provide unique value to our customers in this growing area.”

The acquisition builds on a pre-existing partnership: Nokia Siemens Networks had already integrated its Home Location Register and Home Subscriber Server products with Apertio’s open platform to deliver a powerful subscriber management solution that is in deployment with leading operators. Apertio will now form a new business line, headed by Apertio CEO, Paul Magelli, within Nokia Siemens Networks’ Converged Core business unit.