Merkator nv/sa, a geospatial asset management solution provider, announced the acquisition of NetworkMining nv/sa, an independent supplier of IP & Optical Network Mediation Software for Communication Service Providers & Utilities. For more than a decade, NetworkMining has been recognized as a specialist in IP/optical mediation and inventory software and as such will bolster Merkator’s expertise and portfolio of Telco & Utilities solutions.
Merkator and NetworkMining, both Belgian-based private companies, have gained the confidence of Tier-1 Telco and Smart Grid operators in Belgian & Luxembourg and throughout EMEA and Asia. NetworkMining deployments cover passive fiber and cable infrastructure, as well as active network technologies, including SDH, WDM, IP/MPLS, Ethernet and Microwave. At present devices from all leading IP & Optical Networking vendors are supported by NetworkMining’s software solutions.
Geert De Coensel, Director of Merkator nv/sa, explains: “The requirement for utility operators to combine both the physical network inventory with logical network information has been a big challenge for the past decades.” Merkator will provide unique software solutions to integrate the network design and build workflows together with real-time operations and maintenance. “This first acquisition allows us to better support network operators with their current and upcoming business challenges.”, added Geert De Coensel.
NetworkMining will be further consolidated into Merkator nv/sa with respect for all pending and future contracts. Roland Leners, CEO of NetworkMining, explains: “This is excellent news for our existing customers and partners. It enables NetworkMining to strengthen its position in the vibrant market of automation software for IP/optical networks. We also have immediate access to the Geo-expertise of the Merkator people and together we can offer a full stack solution to our customers.”