Gamma Telecom has taken the major step of bringing in-house all of the services currently provided by its systems specialist partner; Lifecycle. Gamma say they and Lifecycle have worked together for over 4 years, combining their individual expertise to bring the best possible service and value for money to Gamma’ channel partners.
Gamma will acquire some of Lifecycle’s assets, including the staff who formed the service delivery team and a number of software developers. The new staff will be located in Gamma’s offices in Newbury, London and Manchester and will officially start working for Gamma from the 9th February 2007.
Ian Moir, Gamma’s new Development Director, said of the acquisition: “This deal will enhance our software capabilities to ensure our systems developments, billing, portal provisioning and new product development continue to meet the needs of our channel partners and their end-users long into the future. The move represents a significant investment in Gamma’s roadmap and complements our recent acquisition of Budapest-based IP company, Asylum.”
As IP telephony continues to gather momentum, Gamma is positioning its self as a market leader by being the first carrier to complete construction of a UK wide IP-based network. The acquisition of these assets recognises the importance of the services Lifestyle were providing in helping to further differentiate Gamma through the development and ownership of unique software solutions for use with the company’s IP network.