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Sonae IM closes investment in Cellwize, leading provider in network automation and orchestration for telecom

Cellwize provides network automation and orchestration solutions for global telecom carriers and connected car OEMs; Telefónica, Axiata and Bell Canada are among its esteemed global clients.


Maia, Portugal,  May 7th, 2019Sonae Investment Management (Sonae IM), today announced that it has concluded an equity investment in Cellwize, a global leader in mobile network automation and orchestration. This funding will accelerate Cellwize’s growth and the expansion of its technology in automation and artificial intelligence, particularly towards supporting new 5G deployments.

“Cellwize is a global technology leader and has been consistently recognized for its high quality and reliable technology by a long list of tier-1 mobile network operators (MNOs),” said Carlos Alberto Silva, executive director at Sonae IM. “Its modular and open, virtualized cloud architecture positions Cellwize as a primary vendor for mobile network operators in a world of ever-increasing network complexity.”

 

Cellwize provides an optimization solution that precisely orchestrates and enhances the mobile journey across all vendors and technologies. As 5G becomes a reality, bringing greater bandwidth and lower latency, more devices than ever before will be able connect to mobile networks. Currently, Cellwize’s client count includes Telefónica, Axiata and Bell, among others, providing cutting-edge solutions across several geographies in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.

 

“At Cellwize, we understand that the industry is on the cusp of disruptive change and entering an era of intelligent connectivity where technology will think and respond for us. The next phase of automation will incorporate machine learning, making the self-driving network more intelligent, maximizing cost efficiencies and improving subscriber experience,” said Ofir Zemer, CEO of Cellwize. “Cellwize is poised to assist mobile operators in transforming existing operations, by streamlining and automating processes, to build the foundation for autonomous operations.”

 

As MNOs look towards the growth of their networks, handling the mounting complexity driven by heterogenous and multi-vendor networks is a challenge. Cellwize offers modular solutions for an agile adoption of ‘zero-touch’ network automation capabilities on top of a virtualized service orchestration platform.

 

Sonae IM joins investors Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP), Viola Ventures, Green Apple Tech and Vintage Investment Partners in supporting Cellwize in its next growth phase.

 

“We are happy to count with Sonae IM as a strategic investor supporting the growth of Cellwize. Sonae IM share our vision and belief in the company’s superior technology, and we welcome them as an active investor in Cellwize” said Vicente Vento, CEO and Co-Founder of DTCP.

ABOUT SONAE IM

Sonae IM has a portfolio of more than 25 technology-based international companies dedicated to the retail, cybersecurity and telecommunications sectors. SONAE IM takes an active role in supporting its portfolio companies and has already invested more than € 120 million since 2014. For more information, please visit: https://sonaeim.com/

ABOUT CELLWIZE

Cellwize is a leading provider of Mobile Network Automation solutions. Beginning life as a cloud-based Centralized Self-Organizing Networks (C-SON) provider, Cellwize has evolved its technology into a wider automation architecture that orchestrates ‘zero-touch’ closed-loop functionalities across a multitude of vendor and wireless technologies. Cellwize solutions are enabling the 5G journey for customers across North America, Latin America, Europe and APAC.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

For Cellwize
Joanne Hogue
Smart Connections PR
(410) 658-8246
joanne@smartconnectionspr.com

 

For more information, visit http://cellwize.com/ or contact info@cellwize.com, read the latest posts at http://www.cellwize.com/news and follow the company on Twitter: @cellwize.

Singapore – December 5, 2018 Cellwize, a global leader in mobile network automation and orchestration, today announced an equity funding investment from DTCP (Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners), an investment management group with c. $1.6 billion assets under management and advisory from Deutsche Telekom and other institutional investors. The investment will support Cellwize’s evolution toward enabling the immense growth of the industry with the advent of 5G.

As mobile network operators (MNOs) prepare to roll out next generation networks, with competitive pressures and increasing multi-layered complexity driving OPEX up, advanced network automation is paramount. Cellwize has evolved its proven technology into a fully open and modular architecture that orchestrates ‘zero-touch’ closed-loop functionalities and incorporates machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities.

“Cellwize has consistently been recognized for its high-quality technology and service reliability by a long list of MNOs. Given the increase in network density and complexity, driven by the adoption of 5G, Cellwize is ideally positioned to help its customers automate and orchestrate their next generation network experience,” said Vicente Vento, CEO and Co-Founder of DTCP. “Our investment decision is strongly based on the company’s superior technology.”

The investment from DTCP will be used for the expansion of Cellwize’s global footprint and to continue the company’s support of emerging 5G network rollouts. This announcement follows a year of record results for Cellwize, in which the company launched its new 5G enabled architecture, significantly grew its business and continued to add world-leading MNOs to its customer base.

“At Cellwize, we understand that the industry is on the cusp of disruptive change and entering an era of intelligent connectivity where technology will think and respond for us. The next phase of automation will incorporate machine learning, making the self-driving network more intelligent, maximizing cost efficiencies and improving subscriber experience, delivering in an agile methodology that corresponds to the dynamic nature of the market,” said Ofir Zemer, CEO of Cellwize. “Mobile operators will focus on transforming existing operations, by streamlining and automating processes, to build the foundation for autonomous operations.”

The investment in Cellwize is made from DTCP’s Special Situations Fund which focuses on investments in cloud, internet, network infrastructure & services and software companies alongside strong financial and strategic co-investors.

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ABOUT CELLWIZE

Cellwize develops innovative mobile network automation and orchestration solutions that provide mobile network operators and digital enterprises with the ability to deliver continuous digital services across wireless technologies. Advanced solutions from Cellwize transform rigid, pre-set networks into adaptive, user-centric and responsive “organisms” that continuously match capacity, optimize coverage and provide a superior personalized user experience. Cellwize solutions are enabling the 5G journey for customers across North America, Latin America, Europe and APAC.

For more information, visit https://cellwize.com/ or contact info@cellwize.com, read the latest posts at https://cellwize.com/news and follow the company on Twitter: @twitter

 

ABOUT DTCP

DTCP is an investment management group with c. $1.6 billion assets under management and advisory from Deutsche Telekom and other institutional investors, and a portfolio of over 60 companies. The group provides venture and growth capital, special situation investments, and advisory services to the technology, media and telecommunication sectors. It operates and invests in Europe, the US and Israel. To learn more about DTCP, visit www.telekom-capital.com or @TelekomCapital on Twitter.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

For Cellwize
Joanne Hogue
Smart Connections PR
(410) 658-8246
joanne@smartconnectionspr.com

Automated optimization enhances network performance

Toronto, October 10, 2017 – Cellwize today announced that Bell, Canada’s largest communications company, has chosen Cellwize’s Self Organizing Network (SON) solution to support its network automation and provide an enhanced experience for its more than 9 million wireless customers across the country. Cellwize supports network transformation through its fully automated SON solutions, built to address the new complexities of next generation cellular networks.

“Cellwize specializes in providing an advanced and independent optimization solution that orchestrates with precision across all vendors and technologies to enhance the customer mobile journey,” said Ofir Zemer, CEO of Cellwize. “We value our strong relationship with Bell, to support them in their network automation and to help simplify network complexity to maximize resource utilization and subscriber satisfaction.”

“We provide Bell wireless customers with excellent connectivity and the best user experience in Canada by collaborating with innovative partners like Cellwize, who help enable us to quickly add new features and capacity to our LTE network,” said Bruce Rodin, Bell’s Vice President, Wireless Networks.

The Cellwize SON solution is being seamlessly deployed across Bell’s multi-vendor infrastructure and multiple network technologies. The solution is enhancing Bell’s award-winning LTE network across Canada by increasing throughput and reliability and improving voice services. The deployment is provided in partnership with Tech Mahindra, a global integrator specializing in the development and integration of advanced software solutions.

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Additional information

 

About Cellwize

Cellwize develops and delivers innovative SON solutions across vendors and wireless technologies. elastic-SON® transforms rigid, physical networks into adaptive and responsive “organisms” that continuously match capacity, coverage and quality with evolving usage patterns. elastic-SON® complimented with SON-as-a-Service realizes its promise with multiple MNOs across North America, Latin America, Europe and APAC. Elastic self-organized networks become responsive and efficient calling for a shift from network productivity gains to user value maximization. We call it Value-Driven SON®

Founded by industry experts, Cellwize launched its commercial SON platform in 2013.

For more information, visit https://cellwize.com/ or contact info@cellwize.com, read the latest posts at https://cellwize.com/news and follow the company on Twitter: @twitter

About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.5 billion company with 115,850+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 864 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia (Forbes 2016 list).

We are part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after market, information technology and vacation ownership.

Connect with us on www.techmahindra.com

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Media Contact:

Roy Bachar
Cellwize
+44.20.32870070
roy.bachar@cellwize.com

 

Shalini Singh
Global Media Relations & PR
Tech Mahindra
media.relations@techmahindra.com

 

 

 

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