JOIN Experience and QSC sign contract for Cloud services
Luxembourg mobile provider to integrate Cospace communications solution in its portfolio
Cologne, April 22, 2014. Luxembourg-based mobile provider JOIN Experience, a joint venture between JOIN Wireless and POST Luxembourg, will be integrating the "Cospace" Cloud-based communications and collaboration service from QSC AG, thus enabling it to additionally enhance every mobile or fixed-network contract with a complete solution for Conference, Fax, Storage, Screen-sharing and Chats beginning in the summer of 2014.
This means that, in addition to their mobile or fixed-network number, JOIN customers will also receive a "Cloud number," which can be used for telephone conference calls and for sending and receiving faxes. Moreover, they also receive Cloud storage for their data, which they can then share and edit together with other Cospace users. A screen-sharing function for presentations, as well as an integrated Cospace Chat that can be conducted either with an App on an end-user device or with a Web browser, round out the offerings for small and mid-size enterprises, SOHOs (Small Offices, Home Offices) as well as residential customers with premium needs.
Cospace is based on "solucon - The Enabling Technology." Developed by QSC subsidiary Q-loud GmbH, this Cloud platform serves as the basis for the Cospace Unified Communications Service. And future services from the M2M world will be based on the same highly available, scalable, secure platform. In integrating Cospace today, JOIN is already positioning itself for the markets of tomorrow.
JOIN Experience Managing Shareholder Pascal Koster praises the innovative strength of this Cologne-based ICT company. "With QSC AG, we've found one of the most innovative players for implementing our strategy of uniting 4G communications with forward-looking Cloud products." In speaking about his plans for the future, Koster notes: "Following the launch in Luxembourg, JOIN will continue its rollout in Europe; the next step will be Belgium at the end of the year."
Q-loud GmbH Managing Director Thomas Surwald stresses: "With the Cloud solutions that have now been achieved, we are enabling innovative network operators like JOIN to set themselves apart from the competition. This will be critical to success in the all but saturated mobile communications markets." "The integration of Cospace in the JOIN portfolio is only the first step," adds Frank Thelen, another Managing Director of Q-loud GmbH. "With solucon as the central Cloud Enabler, we are able to swiftly enhance a comprehensive communications portfolio with further functionalities, such as from the fields of M2M or Home Automation."
QSC: ICT solutions for medium-sized businesses
The company QSC AG offers medium-sized businesses extensive ICT services from one source: everything from telephony, data transfer, housing, hosting to IT outsourcing and IT consulting. As SAP Gold Partner and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, QSC AG also has special knowledge in the field of SAP and Microsoft Implementation. In-house designed cloud services for very diverse applications complete the portfolio. With their own ultra-modern network infrastructure as well as Germany-based computer centres certified by TÜV and ISO, QSC is among the leading medium-sized providers of ICT services in Germany. The company offers both custom-made solutions for individual ICT requirements and a modular product portfolio for smaller business customers and distribution partners. QSC employs around 1,700 people and is listed in the TecDAX.
About JOIN Experience
JOIN Experience is a joint venture between JOIN Wireless s.a. and the POST Luxembourg Group. In April 2013, three Luxembourg entrepreneurs and visionaries, Pascal Koster (Tango founding director and founder of VOXmobile, now Orange Luxembourg, former Mobistar board member), Claude Lüscher (former CEO of Tecsys and co-founder of Exigo) and Frank Fischer (former partner at Deloitte, co-founder of Exigo and founder of IT Works and Cartrust), pooled their knowledge and experience to found JOIN Wireless s.a. The company holds a 4G license. Their vision: To utilize forward-looking developments and an international alignment to become the Generation 3.0 reference mobile communications provider.