Deutsche Telekom has bumped up its stake in Swyx, promising to further incorporate the unified communications (UC) vendor's wares into its DeutschlandLAN cloud portfolio and offer its on-premise phone systems for business customers.
Deutsche Telekom's pledge is part of a "strategic co-operation agreement" signed by both parties lasting until 2021. The telecoms giant's managing director Hagen Rickmann said the deal with Swyx reflects the firm's intention to "underline our commitment to driving forward digitalisation in the SME sector".
"Swyx is a reliable partner with which we will therefore work more closely together in the future; providing equal benefit to both companies and to our customers," he said.
Founded in Dortmund, Swyx has offices in the UK and France and operates across 17 European countries. It claims to have a network of 1,200 resellers worldwide.
"As a German technology company with a focus on UC solutions for small businesses, this strategic partnership allows us to unite our innovative product range with the intelligent market approach of Deutsche Telekom. Together we will create an even better proposition for the customer. Furthermore, we will be well positioned to dominate the 'digitisation of SMEs' and drive forward our market leadership in this area," said Ralf Ebbinghaus, CEO of Swyx.
Ebbinghaus told Channelnomics Europe last year that he was committed to expanding globally, especially across the US and Asia.
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