Telstra partner IMEI snaps up fellow Sydney unified communications provider BTAS

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Telstra partner IMEI snaps up fellow Sydney unified communications provider BTAS

Sydney-based telco IMEI will merge with unified communications provider BTAS when it acquires the latter’s assets, staff and customer contracts.

The newly merged business will operate under the IMEI brand with more than 150 enterprise and government customers under its wing, and will manage more than 150,000 communication endpoints.

“BTAS provides an exciting opportunity for IMEI to strengthen and extend its service offering in enterprise mobility, communication and collaboration,” IMEI chief executive Tim Fussell said.

“With a range of high-profile clients, the acquisition of BTAS supports our strategy to lead the market and meet the future requirements for a single provider to manage all mobile and unified communications.”

BTAS provides enterprise-grade unified communications, with partnerships with Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba, HP, Mitel, Ruckus Wireless and Microsoft.

IMEI is a Telstra enterprise partner providing managed mobility services to enterprise clients.

“IMEI’s acquisition of BTAS provides a major growth opportunity for both our businesses through an extended service offering for our clients,” BTAS chief executive Gavin Jones said.

“As organisations begin their transition to a true mobile unified communication and collaboration solution, we will be best positioned to support them on that journey.”

The merger is expected to be finalised by 28 February, and the operations and staff of BTAS will later transfer to IMEI’s headquarters in Frenchs Forest, Sydney.

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