ΜΤΝ: Integrated Telecommunications and IT services for MTN Business through the acquisition of IBS

Posted on: April 29, 2015

MTN Business, MTN’s branch dedicated exclusively to corporate clients, enriches its portfolio with IT solutions after the acquisition of the Cypriot IT company IBS and consists as of today, the first proposition for the provision of Telecommunications and IT solutions dedicated for the corporate market. 

During a press conference held today in Nicosia, MTN announced the acquisition of IBS, a leading Information Technology company in Cyprus. With this move MTN aims to venture into IT Services through its corporate branch, MTN Business. The acquisition of IBS marks the beginning of a major overhaul in the local telecommunications industry, which is set to change radically the local telecom landscape in the years to come. MTN pride itself of being the only service provider offering one-stop-solution to the business community of Cyprus.

In his keynote during the press event, Mr. Philip Van Dalsen, CEO at ΜΤΝ Cyprus, presented MTN’s strategic plans for the mid-term, highlighting his expectations for a significant boost in MTN’s business after the acquisition of IBS: “MTN, a true pioneer throughout its history, is once again leading the way by becoming a full-fledged Telecommunications and IT service provider. MTN is changing and Cyprus is changing with it, assuming its position in the forefront of ICT evolution, providing the Cypriot company with state-of-the-art Telecommunications and IT services which help them curb their costs and increase their growth potential”.

Leveraging the people of IBS and their deep technical understanding, MTN Business enhances its portfolio, adding products tailored for the logistics infrastructure (hardware/servers) of big enterprises and organizations, on top of a wide range of other professional services, such as integration services, cloud services (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS), technical consultation, internal control (IT Audit), and IT security.

Andreas Neocleous, Director of MTN Business, made the following statement: “In a modern business environment that is constantly in change, the technological abilities of each company will determine its future. This is why all companies never cease to look for the right moves which will allow them to remain competitive and stay ahead of the curve. For MTN Business, one of the right moves is the one we announced today, for it gives us the capacity to offer a full range of ICT products, aiming to cover effectively every technological need of every company. MTN Business emerges as a leading technology consultant for enterprises, one who is able to cater for their strategic needs and support their overall growth.”

Intelligent Business Solutions Ltd was created in 2004 by a team of young Cypriot IT scientists, to offer high-quality IT services to companies of all sizes in Cyprus. It was the first Cypriot company to provide cloud computing services, as early as 2007. With customers all over Europe and the Middle East, Intelligent Business Solutions Ltd offers a full range of IT services. By tapping into the innovative methods and the technical know-how of IBS, companies can adapt advanced technical solutions to their specific needs, in order to work more efficiently and increase their productivity.

After being the first provider to launch 4G services in Cyprus and by acquiring IBS and subsequently providing comprehensive ICT services through MTN Business, MTN proves once more its game-changing capacity, which is set to transform the telecom landscape in Cyprus.