Infobip Acquires SMS Firewall Business Anam to Create Outstanding Secure Messaging Solutions for Mobile Operators
Establishes a complementary tie-up between two best-in-class multi award-winning messaging companies to broaden and grow relationships with operators through enhanced product and service offerings
Vodnjan, Croatia & Dublin, Ireland: May 6th, 2021: Infobip Group, a global cloud communications platform company for businesses, and leader in telecom solutions today announces it has acquired the number one SMS firewall service provider Anam that offers solutions to more than 80 MNOS with more than 606 million customers across the world. The purchase price remains undisclosed and consists of a combination of cash and Infobip shares.
This strategic acquisition strengthens Infobip’s position as the first choice for mobile network operators through enhanced product and service offerings. Their combined product portfolio for MNOs represents an exceptional proposition to mobile operators that will also vastly benefit subscribers, and includes best in class SMS Firewall, SMS Hubs, SMSC, CPaaS, RCS and Authentication & Verification.
With Anam joining Infobip’s Strategic Operator Partnerships division, customers of both companies will benefit from a better all-up offering including 24/7 Networks Operations Centre (NOC), on ground support, enriched analytics, and reporting. Additionally, it offers greater scale through Infobip’s truly global presence and direct relationship with over 650 carriers across the world. Together Anam and Infobip’s combined assets secure the best supply chain available today for A2P SMS globally.
The companies will now be able to provide technical solutions to a combined 700+ MNOS globally with 64% global mobiles reached. Infobip processes more than 14 billion monthly customer interactions across the full range of communication channels, in more than 190 countries around the globe.
Both companies are active GSMA associate members and have consistently ranked Tier 1 in ROCCO’s A2P SMS Firewall vendor benchmarking reports. Both are also recipients of Juniper Future Digital Awards in their respective fields making this a highly complementary union.
Anam is also one of the few companies that hold certification of both ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 – best practice standards for information security and IT service management – that guarantee premium levels of Quality of Service to operators.
Culturally, both businesses have closely matched company values and beliefs – abiding by a team-based ethos which emphasizes employee participation at all levels centering on customer experience and innovation.
Darragh Kelly, Anam CEO: “This announcement is very exciting, and a validation of how important mobile messaging has become in today’s ever growing digital environment. A key part of the messaging ecosystem is the security and integrity of the Mobile Networks. For the industry to continue growing, the messaging channel need to be free from spam and fraud and the mobile operators, enterprises and subscribers position protected. This acquisition brings two best in class messaging companies together to deliver this. When both companies’ products are combined it makes the joint offering a rare and exceptional Mobile Operator proposition. We are delighted to join Infobip, continue our growth story and bring even more value to our customers.”
Silvio Kutić, Founder and CEO of Infobip Group said: “I am very pleased that Anam has decided to join Infobip in this important phase for A2P messaging. This past year saw the effects of the pandemic impact many operators who were reporting heavy messaging traffic on a regular basis across the world, as businesses moved to a digital model almost overnight. A2P has never been more important to this cohort for sustainability. Together with Anam, we will continue to provide even more support to carriers to ensure we secure messages and help them bring more value to their sector and to end users. I look forward to joint future success.”
The transaction was advised on by Morrison & Foerster, Ernst & Young, Deloitte M&A & Tax Teams Ireland and Eversheds Ireland.
Infobip is a global cloud communications platform that enables businesses to build connected experiences across all stages of the customer journey. Accessed through a single platform, Infobip’s omnichannel engagement, identity, user authentication and contact center solutions help businesses and partners overcome the complexity of consumer communications to grow business and increase loyalty.
With over a decade of industry experience, Infobip has expanded to 65+ offices across six continents. It offers natively built technology with the capacity to reach over seven billion mobile devices and ‘things’ in 190+ countries connected directly to over 650 telecom networks. Infobip was established in 2006 and is led by its co-founders, CEO Silvio Kutić, Roberto Kutić and Izabel Jelenić.
Recent accolades include:
- Infobip named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Communications Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) 2021 Vendor Assessment (doc #US46746221, May 2021).
- Best A2P SMS provider for the fourth year running by mobile operators and enterprises in ROCCO’s annual Messaging Vendor Benchmarking Report
- Best CPaaS Provider of the Year, Best RCS Provider of the Year, and Mover & Shaker in Telco Innovation at the 2021 Juniper Digital Awards