Ascom (company)

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Ascom Holding AG
Type Public (SIXASCN)
Industry Telecommunication
Founded 1987
Headquarters Flag of Switzerland.svg Baar, Switzerland
Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg, Sweden
Flag of the United States.svg Reston VA, USA
Key people Fritz Mumenthaler(CEO)
Juhani Anttila(President)
Revenue CHF 459.7 million (2013)[1]
Employees 1586 (31 December 2013)[1]
Divisions Wireless Solutions
Network Testing

Ascom Holding AG is a telecommunications company specializing in "Mission-Critical Communication". The company focuses on the areas of Wireless Solutions (customer-specific on-site communications solutions) and Network Testing (testing and optimization solutions) for mobile networks.

The company has subsidiaries in 17 countries and a workforce of some 1600 employees worldwide.[1]

Ascom registered shares (symbol ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich. Subsidiary is Ascom (Schweiz) AG with former company names Hasler AG, Hasler Ascom AG and Ascom AG.[2]

Ascom Wireless Solutions is a provider of on-site wireless communications for segments such as hospitals, manufacturing industries, prisons, retail and hotels. The company offers a range of voice and professional messaging communication systems, supporting and optimizing the Mission-Critical processes of the customers. The solutions are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT, Nurse Call and paging technologies, integrated into existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 10 countries and 1,600 employees worldwide. Founded in the 1950s as TATECO based in Göteborg, Sweden, Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group, listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.

Ascom Network Testing provides solutions to measure, analyze, and optimize mobile networks. The TEMS portfolio comprehends a complete set for drive testing, benchmarking, monitoring, and analyzing network performance. These offerings facilitate the deployment, optimization, and maintenance of mobile networks. The products are supplied to world’s mobile operators, equipment vendors, and professional service providers. These activities are mainly based on the corresponding business segment TEMS acquired from Ericsson in 2009.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Annual Report 2013
  2. ^ Information provided by Moneyhouse
  3. ^ Annual Report 2009

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