Swisscom Acquires Axept AG

Carrier looks to strengthen market position in software-based unified communications and collaboration systems

December 20, 2010

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BERN, Switzerland -- Swisscom has acquired Axept AG in a move to consolidate its expertise in the field of modern, software-based communication solutions. The 90-strong company headquartered in Glattbrugg specialises in unified communications and collaboration software. The acquisition does not include Axept Business Software AG. The parties to the deal agreed not to disclose information on the purchase price.

The acquisition of Axept will enable Swisscom to further expand its expertise and market position in the engineering and operation of software-based unified communications and collaboration solutions. As an independent subsidiary of Swisscom, Axept will continue to focus on its current market activities. The company name, brand identity, organisation and management will remain the same. The acquisition does not include Axept Business! Software AG, a sister company of Axept AG specialising in business software solutions.

Founded in 1997, Axept AG is a leading Swiss ICT service provider specialising in consulting and engineering. Headquartered in Glattbrugg, the company employs around 90 staff at three locations, Glattbrugg (ZH), Schönbühl (BE) and Reinach (BL), and in fiscal 2009/10 generated revenue of CHF 26 million. The acquisition will benefit Swisscom's core business in messaging and collaboration solutions and infrastructure engineering as well as other areas. The affiliation with Swisscom will enable Axept to supplement its portfolio with one-stop network and telephony services, for example.

Swisscom AG (NYSE: SCM)

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