Enensys completes Expway acquisition
Joseph O'Halloran
| 11 January 2019

DTT, mobile, cable and satellite video delivery technologies designer and manufacturer Enensys has finalised its takeover of mobile and telecom network optimisation software and solutions firm Expway.

Based in Paris, Expway revenues consists mainly of sales of software licenses and royalties. The Group employs 45 people and generated around 95% of its sales on the overseas market with major telecom operators such as Vodafone, Verizon and Reliance Jio.

The acquisition not only strengthens Enensys’s ability to deploy its market leading LTE broadcast technology, it also enables the company to build and market 5G broadcast solutions.

The company believes that it now has a range of efficient, proven software solutions with which to meet the challenges facing mobile operators due to the exponential rise in video consumption, an area whose strategic importance is boosted by the forthcoming arrival of 5G broadcasting. Enensys Technologies will also be in a position to leverage the strategic partnerships Expway has set up with major operators, equipment suppliers and device manufacturers such as Nokia and Samsung.

In operation, Expway’s Multicast ABR and LTE broadcast technologies will work hand in hand with Enensys’ local ad insertion solution allowing DTT, satellite and cable network operators to increase their revenues.

“The acquisition of Expway is a major milestone towards fulfilling our goal of becoming a leading provider of mobile video streaming solutions, a fast-growing market segment,” commented Enensys Technologies CEO and founder Régis Le Roux. “We know Expway’s people very well, as we have already worked with them on a number of joint projects. The solutions developed by Expway’s teams have earned worldwide recognition for their efficiency, as testified by their extremely global customer portfolio consisting almost entirely of key accounts. This deal will enable us to achieve a significant milestone in our ambitious development plan by expanding our coverage of broadcast optimisation solutions, regardless of the technology employed, whether DTT, OTT, satellite or mobile.”

“We are excited to have reached this agreement with Enensys, which is an accelerator for Expway,” added Thierry Sergent, CEO of Expway. “It will enable a faster geographical growth, particularly with a strengthening of our presence in the United States, and a quicker adoption of Expway’s technology. Both companies know each other very well, and have similar cultures, which means we can be confident in the success of integration. Our customers will directly benefit from extended customer services and accelerated innovation.”