3CX, the developer of next-generation software-based Unified Communications solutions, today announced it has acquired Askozia, the German provider of the Asterisk-based IP telephone system AskoziaPBX. With more than 10,000 businesses using Askozia’s technology, the acquisition marks an important step along 3CX’s global expansion strategy.
Founded in 2013, Askozia has evolved from a student project into an established organisation with a reputation for developing impressive Linux technology. 3CX saw the technical skills and outstanding work of the Askozia team as an excellent opportunity to both expand its market position in Germany, and also integrate Askozia’s skills and technology into its own product – to the improvement of both.
3CX has ensured Askozia customers and partners continuity and support through this transition. All Askozia customers will be offered a free 3CX license and Askozia partners will be onboarded as 3CX Partners.
By acquiring the Askozia team and their current premises, 3CX will also expand its presence in Hanover. Situated in the heart of Germany, the home of CeBIT and many market leading companies is an excellent choice for 3CX to have its finger on the pulse of the German and wider European market.
Nick Galea, CEO of 3CX, says:
This acquisition sets another milestone for 3CX Germany. Askozia has a skilled team of handpicked individuals and along with the Linux technology that will now be integrated into our own product we expect rapid growth within the German market.
Sebastian Kaiser, CEO of Askozia, adds:
In 3CX we have found an ideal partner to build on our success story. This acquisition enables us to contribute to the expansion of a big market player that is highly renowned for its pioneership in developing software-based communications technology. We are very excited to be part of this great venture of shaping the future of VoIP telephony in the German market.