Ericsson adds to MCPTT portfolio


Ericsson has announced that it will be acquiring Genaker, a Barcelona-based company providing Mission Critical Push-to-talk technology.

Speaking of the acquisition, a spokesperson said: “Traditionally, public safety communications have relied on private land mobile radio networks limited to simple push-to-talk functionality. With increasing demand for other types of data - such as pictures and videos - the legacy LMR networks need to be replaced. Cellular networks have proven to be the best fit for existing and emerging requirements.”
Head of solution area communication services for Ericsson, Monica Zethzon, said: “We have worked with Genaker as a partner in mission critical applications for many years and we are now taking this step to further strengthen our end-to-end offering. We’re really excited that the Genaker team is joining us and that we can bring the value of their expertise to our customers.”
Miquel Teixidor, co-founder and chief executive officer of Genaker, said: “It is an honor that Genaker becomes the base of Ericsson’s global MC-PTT offering. Together we will leverage the best of the two companies, and we’re excited about this opportunity to offer customers around the world our next-generation MC-PTT solution.” 
Genaker was founded in 2004 and employs around 30 people, all of whom will also transfer to Ericsson as part of the deal.

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