Frankfurt am Main, June 2, 2021
Logicalis , international provider of IT solutions and managed services, is taking over siticom GmbH , the specialist in network transformation and modernization, with immediate effect. With the investment, Logicalis strengthens its range of software defined services to enable customers to connect people and devices.
siticom , founded in 2010, is a leading player in the market for software defined networking (SDN) and 5G as an expert in communication networks and campus network solutions. With a team of 130 experts at five German locations, the company develops complex network solutions for its customers. The customer base includes some of the world's largest telecommunications and financial service providers as well as operators of chemical plant infrastructures.
The takeover of siticom enables Logicalis to establish an EMEA competence center for future-oriented 5G networks in order to further develop the interoperability of cloud-orchestrated networks. By gaining competence in the area of next generation networks, Logicalis can also expand its service portfolio in this segment and continue to grow in the area of professional services and managed services.
“Modern network infrastructures are the basis for every digital business. With our strategic decision to acquire siticom, we are meeting the growing demand for broadband services and fiber expansion while continuing to deliver fast, scalable and agile solutions for global customers.” says Bob Bailkoski, CEO of the Logicalis Group.
And further: “As a Cisco Global Gold Partner, we are already developing SD-WAN solutions. Together with siticom, we can build on this partnership to create end-to-end 5G offers for the business of the future. "
Jürgen Hatzipantelis, Managing Director at siticom , adds: “Our pioneering network expertise combined with the global reach of Logicalis opens up new markets for both companies. As an international managed service provider (MSP), Logicalis will support the growth of siticom and lay the foundations necessary for the further development of the business. Our open and innovative corporate culture is a cornerstone of this."
Stefan Höltken, Managing Director at siticom , sums up: “By combining our know-how in the areas of SDN, 5G and infrastructure services with the managed services offered by Logicalis and the close customer relationships, siticom will be able to serve its customers to offer a more comprehensive range."
siticom has extensive competencies in the areas of telecommunications and software defined networks, which enable industrial IoT implementations and public and private networks of the next generation. The 5G solution specialist is a member of Bitkom, Germany's largest digital association. siticom's in-depth knowledge and strong strategic partnerships with leading 5G providers such as Nokia, Airspan, Metaswitch and Druid Software, will in their combination accelerate Logicalis' vision of being a leading company in the field of digital transformation. Solutions and services are expanded for customers all over the world.
Siticom GmbH is an innovative technology company that has existed since 2010 with a focus on the digital transformation of infrastructures and the networks of tomorrow. siticom's portfolio is geared towards the complex technological challenges of the future. The solutions and services range from technical and strategic advice to engineering services for the planning and implementation of network infrastructures in communication and corporate networks.
Thanks to a highly innovative, flexible network of system partners, siticom is able to implement high-quality solutions at short notice. The combination of consulting, design and architecture bundled with the assumption of system and implementation responsibility as well as test automation distinguishes siticom as an independent system integrator.
Logicalis is an international provider of IT solutions and managed services, helping its more than 10,000 customers around the world to successfully shape digital change. More than 6,500 employees in 27 countries form a global network of IT experts, which is supported by strategic partnerships with leading technology providers such as Cisco (Global Gold Partner), Microsoft (Azure Expert MSP), Oracle, NetApp, HPE, IBM, ServiceNow and VMware , is supported. As Architects of Change ™, Logicalis GmbH focuses on designing, supporting and implementing the digital transformation of its customers by bringing their vision together with their own technological expertise and industry knowledge. With its in-depth know-how of developments in IT - from security, cloud, infrastructure, data management to IoT - Logicalis can help its customers successfully achieve their business goals, such as growth, profitability, innovation, compliance, data governance and sustainability, support. In Germany, Logicalis GmbH has over 350 employees in Frankfurt aM, Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart.
In addition to Logicalis GmbH, the Logicalis Group in Germany also includes Orange Networks GmbH and ituma GmbH.
The Logicalis Group has an annual turnover of 1.5 billion US dollars worldwide. It is an independent division of Datatec Limited, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and has a turnover of over 4.1 billion US dollars.
Further information at: www.logicalis.de