NEC Corporation has agreed to acquire Convergys Corporation’s Information Management (IM) business, which is recognized for its industry-leading record of delivering Business Support Systems (BSS) transformations to communications service providers around the world. The transaction is valued at $449 million US and covers all of IM’s business, including Smart Revenue Solutions, across different verticals, including communications, utilities, and logistics.
The acquisition underscores NEC Corporation’s long-standing commitment to offering innovative solutions to the communications industry, enabling service providers to transform their business and successfully compete in a rapidly changing environment. The IM business has enabled service providers around the world to transform their BSS environment and create the foundation for next-generation billing, customer care, and revenue management.
Following the acquisition, the IM business and organization will be integrated into NetCracker Technology Corporation, a subsidiary of NEC. NetCracker will be responsible for all business operations of the combined entity. With this acquisition, NetCracker will add key BSS expertise, software, and services to its market-leading Telecom Operations and Management Solutions (TOMS) suite. The combination of IM’s BSS products and NetCracker’s TOMS solutions will create a compelling end-to-end portfolio that will bring experience and innovation to service providers and other industry verticals — whether they access BSS/OSS solutions through the cloud, as a managed service, or as an on-premise system. [Read more…]