Jola has acquired wholesale SIP provider Zapappi for an undisclosed sum. The company said the acquisition is designed to “bolster SIP and PSTN replacement services to the channel”.
Jola will combine Zapappi’s network, SIP Management platform, and suite of porting tools with its existing services to deliver network upgrades for customer projects where the existing PSTN or ISDN service needs to be replaced by a new IP solution.
Ben Merrills, CEO, Zapappi, explained, “We’ve worked closely with Jola for a number of years, and it’s great to be one team. All of Jola’s 1000 plus partners are prospects for Zapappi products and our technology completes the Jola portfolio. Any Jola reseller serious about mobile data, SIP, Teams DR and the opportunities arising from the impending PSTN switch-off and retirement of 2G and 3G networks, will be excited by this announcement.”
Andrew Dickinson, CEO, Jola, added that the company can now support resellers to deliver an entire network upgrade at an attractive price point. He said, “For many applications – for example, taxis, street lighting, signage, lifts – to be forced to upgrade from a single fixed telephone line to broadband would be a significant extra cost.
“For the millions of telephone lines that fall into this category the solution is mobile data, and where end users need to keep their existing phone numbers, the acquisition of Zapappi creates a differentiated offering and a margin opportunity for Jola partners.
“We have the infrastructure, capability and experience to supply resellers and MSPs with a 100 per cent end-to-end automated solution for PSTN/ISDN replacement projects.”