Telstra expands enterprise mobility footprint with MSC Mobility acquisition - Mobile World Live

Telstra expands enterprise mobility footprint with MSC Mobility acquisition

18 JUL 2016

Australia’s largest operator Telstra announced plans to to acquire MSC Mobility (MSC), a provider of enterprise mobility software in Australia.

MSC offers mobile device management and provisioning services for large organisations. It provides devices and support for end-users and professional services, as well as strategy consulting and mobility solutions design. MSC’s core capability is its enterprise mobility management platform, which incorporates mobile device management software such as Airwatch and MobileIron.

The value of the deal wasn’t disclosed.

Having already partnered with Telstra for a decade, MSC is Telstra’s largest enterprise mobility management partner and delivers device management services for a large number of the operator’s enterprise customers.

Telstra executive director of global products, Michelle Bendschneider, said the acquisition is part of Telstra’s global enterprise and services’ focus on enterprise mobility. She claimed the deal will enable it to build on this existing relationship that manages the “end-to-end enterprise mobility lifecycle,” including reporting and analytics that help customers improve business performance.

“By acquiring MSC we can now work with a customer’s entire enterprise mobility experience and can manage it through one unified platform. This provides Telstra with an enhanced offering in the market and a seamless experience for our customers. In addition, MSC’s established processes and platform can be expanded to host and support the service in Asia, Europe and the US, which also supports our objective of growing this portfolio globally,” Bendschneider said.

MSC employs about 100 staff, mostly based in Sydney.

Telstra expects the transaction to be completed in the coming weeks.

Earlier this month Telstra acquired Readify, an Australian provider of app development and software-focused consulting and managed services.

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