Ascom (company)

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Ascom Holding AG
Public (SIXASCN)
Industry Telecommunication
Founded 1987
Headquarters Flag of Switzerland.svg Baar, Switzerland
Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg, Sweden
Key people
Holger Cordes (CEO)
Juhani Anttila (Chairman)
Revenue CHF 410.8 million (2015)[1]
Number of employees
1658 (31 December 2015)[1]
Divisions Wireless Solutions
Website www.ascom.com

Ascom Holding AG is a telecommunications company focusing on wireless solutions (on-site communications solutions) and mobile network testing.

The company has subsidiaries in 19 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 hospitals, manufacturing industries, prisons, retail and hotels. The company offers voice and messaging systems. The solutions are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT, Nurse Call and paging technologies. 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 analyze mobile networks. The products are supplied to 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] In August 2016, Ascom announced the sale of this division.[4]

Competitors[edit]

Competitors include LinkMaster (www.wireless-metrix.com), Vocera Communications, IBM Global Services, SwissQual, Cisco Systems, Spectralink, Keynote Sigos, Call Systems Technology, Commtech Wireless and TekTone Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Annual Report 2015
  2. ^ Information provided by Moneyhouse
  3. ^ Annual Report 2009 Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Jürg Müller: Ascom schrumpft zum Zwerg - Die Geschichte eines Startups im Rückwärtsgang. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 23. August 2016, S. 27.