Communications giant Welltel has acquired Irish connectivity and cloud specialist Strencom. The financial details are not disclosed yet.
The acquisition will enhance the secure connectivity and cloud services portfolio of Welltel combined with Strencom’s secure data connectivity, managed hosting solutions, and cloud infrastructure. Strencom will also render its nationwide network facility and build partnerships with Cisco, Fortinet, and Pao Alto.
“Strencom’s secure managed connectivity and cloud solutions expertise rounds out our offering for Irish enterprises,” said Ross Murray, Chief Executive of Welltel.
“Strencom’s secure data connectivity, cloud infrastructure and managed hosting are new services for the group, and when layered with Welltel’s specialist voice solutions, creates a one-stop provider for business customers. It drives our secure connectivity proposition and offers a natural migration path to the secure cloud. This is especially important with the acceleration of the digital workplace, and in securing the hybrid workforce of the future.”
“The acquisition by Welltel allows us to achieve our ambitions for growth within the Irish market and we are delighted with the joining of these two great brands,” said Tim Murphy, Chief Executive of Strencom.
“In addition, this is a great fit for Strencom staff and customers, as it provides more opportunities for the business as well as offering a greater depth of solutions with the added portfolio of unified communications and IT services that Welltel brings. In Welltel, I see a shared purpose with Strencom as well as similar core values, and after 20 years building Strencom from the ground up, it was important that any acquirer would be right for both staff and customers, and I think we have achieved that with Welltel.”
More acquisitions by Welltel
In the last month, the company acquired contact center specialist Capstone Intelligent Solutions. In 2020, the company acquired Kildare-based IT service provider Novi in a EUR 3 million deal. Later, it invested EUR 5.5 million in buying Irish voice and data services business Intellicom.
More acquisitions are to take place in 2021 across the UK, Ireland, and Europe.