Simetric telecom was founded in 2009
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Texas firm snaps up Leeds-based Simetric Telecom

A telecommunications company in the US has acquired Yorkshire firm Simetric Telecom.

Leeds-based Simetric operates a telecoms system that gives businesses the same call handling, recording and switchboard services on employees’ mobiles as they would have on their desktop phones.

Founded in 2009 by business partners Gavin Sweet and John Murray, the firm will now trade as a subsidiary of Texas-based Tango Networks.

The newly enlarged business will provide large companies, hosted communications providers and telecom resellers with a portfolio of communications services aimed at revolutionising enterprise mobility.

Gavin Sweet

According to Simetric, the firms’ combined offering will create be the first in the industry to seamlessly integrate mobile-native voice, text and data communications with enterprise telephony and applications.

Simetric MD Gavin Sweet said of the deal: “Joining forces with Tango Networks will raise our service offerings and market reach to an entirely new level.

“We have always delivered innovative services that create a truly unified telecommunications experience for our customers.”

He added: “Now with Tango Networks we are positioned in the vanguard of the new enterprise mobility revolution.”

Tango Networks chief exec Doug Bartek commented: “The Simetric and Tango Networks combination creates an unmatched portfolio of solutions for enterprise mobile communications.

“We’re committed to providing Simetric’s community of partners and resellers with the same reliable, innovative services and high level of support that they have received from Simetric over the years.”

The acquisition was completed for an undisclosed sum.

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