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Arkadin Acquires T-Uno to Bolster Its Entry Into Colombia
Combined Companies Offer Powerful Value Proposition for Cloud-based Collaboration Technology
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2015) - Arkadin, an NTT Communications company, and one of the largest and fastest growing global providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announced today the acquisition of T-Uno. Colombia-based T-Uno specializes in remote collaboration solutions spanning audio, web and video conferencing, and webcasting technology directed to government, corporate and educational markets in Latin America.
The combination of the two companies, who share a similar set of cloud-based collaboration solutions, provides a powerful value proposition for Colombian businesses interested in the highest quality and most advanced conferencing technology. As a member of the NTT Group, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, Arkadin brings a cutting-edge global infrastructure hosted in Tier-1 data centers, guaranteeing high reliability, stability and a superior audio experience. T-Uno's trusted thought leadership and deep penetration in the region will enable the merged companies to quickly scale.
According to Wainhouse Research, the market for collaboration services in Colombia is expected to increase rapidly at 31% over the next five years (Wainhouse Research 2014 Latin America Web Conferencing Services Market Sizing & 5 Year Forecast). "Of the seven collaboration service providers Wainhouse Research tracks in Colombia, T-Uno is the number one market leader and the only local provider," says Marc Beattie, Senior Analyst and Partner. "This acquisition combines T-Uno's local market expertise with Arkadin's service and operational expertise -- creating a foundation for further growth."
"This is a highly strategic acquisition that will pave the way to do business in Colombia and accelerate our Latin American expansion overall," says Thomas Valantin, Arkadin Managing Director, Latin America. "T-Uno has an excellent reputation as one of the only pure collaboration service providers in the region. Our mutual vision for product and service excellence in this fast growing market, which is increasingly attracting global companies, provides unlimited potential."
"Arkadin's leadership and large footprint in the global Collaboration and Unified Communications market give us tremendous leverage as we seek to grow our operations locally and throughout Latin America," says Nicolas Gompf, CEO and founder of T-Uno.
The newly merged organization will operate in Colombia out of Bogota. Arkadin also has Latin American operations in Brazil and Mexico.
Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing Collaboration Service Providers in the world. With a vision rooted in the belief that progress emerges from people's desire to share, Arkadin offers a complete range of integrated audio, web, and video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions. These services are delivered in the cloud for fast, scalable deployment and a high ROI. Arkadin's global network of 54 operating centers in 34 countries has dedicated local support teams to service 37,000 customers. As an NTT Communications Group company, Arkadin offers the most comprehensive Collaboration and Unified Communications solutions for meeting customer needs around the world. For more information: ttp://www.arkadin.com
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One� VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 130 secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA. www.ntt.com | Twitter@NTT Com | Facebook@NTT Com | LinkedIn@NTT Com
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