Epsilon Telecommunications has made an inorganic move of the separation variety. They are selling Cataleya to a familiar face. Former Cataleya founder and CEO Andreas Hipp, who led Epsilon itself for more than a decade up until October of 2015, is leading a joint management group in purchasing the division and will again take the CEO role.
Cataleya specializes in the software side of telecom, specifically on session border controllers. Epsilon launched the vendor back in 2014 when it needed a solution that the marketplace wasn't providing. That solution gained a life of its own, and is now gaining independence from its parent. Under Hipp's tenure they will look to continue to shake up the SBC market.
For its part, Epsilon says it has decided to focus on its core service provider offering. We interviewed Epsilon CEO Jerzy Szlosarek here last month, where he discussed the company's ongoing shift toward cloud-centric, SDN-powered connectivity worldwide. I'm not terribly surprised that they chose to separate the two businesses, as it's a tricky puzzle to run a vendor and a service provider under the same roof.
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