As a major European player in telecoms and Cloud services, Sewan is continuing its international development by forging new strategic partnerships. It is in Belgium that Sewan has just taken a new step in its external growth project thanks to the signature of a key partnership with Proximus, Belgium’s historic operator.
The acceleration of Sewan’s development at the European level took shape in November 2019 with the acquisition of 3StarsNet in Belgium, a first step in the creation of a local physical network. Since then, the group has been working to develop its services and business model for companies wishing to simplify their communications. Sewan will now be able to count on Proximus’ expertise and mastery of the Belgian market to develop its projects.
Thanks to this new partnership, Sewan will be able to rely on Proximus’ mobile, FTTH, Fiber, xDSL infrastructures to provide its hosted telephony, mobile telephony, access links and hosting services to its Belgian customers.
A two-axis international development strategy
“We have a two-pronged European development strategy: acquisitions on the one hand and strategic partnerships on the other. The two are linked. This is how we addressed the Spanish market after the acquisition of Vozelia in 2016 and the results are there today” explains David Brette, Associate Director of Sewan group.
The Sewan Group has every intention of duplicating the Spanish model in Belgium. The partnership with Proximus will enable Sewan, thanks to a solid base, to be operational and to deploy its services rapidly. “Proximus is an obvious choice with its position on the Belgian market and its quality of service,” added David Brette.
Sewan becomes an MVNO by relying on the Proximus network
The agreement signed between the two entities places particular emphasis on mobile. Indeed, this partnership offers Sewan the possibility to use the Proximus network as an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) and thus offer services for mobile B2B. Ultimately, the aim is to be able to integrate them into Sewan’s unified communications and convergence offers.
“By choosing Proximus, Sewan recognises and highlights not only the quality of our network, but also our highly competitive offer. We are looking forward to a long-term relationship with Sewan, a very differentiating operator“, said Geert Standaert, Proximus Chief Technology Officer.
Easily integrate Proximus infrastructures with Sewan services
Proximus “has worked closely with us to efficiently integrate their infrastructure with our value-added services. We are now ready to jointly create value and services in Belgium for all our partners and distributors in Europe”, David Brette said.
Sewan is a 100% Cloud, user-oriented cloud operator.
Sewan has 450 employees and 750,000 end users, in 4 countries (France, Spain, Germany and Belgium) for a projected total revenue of 135 million euros in 2020.
Sewan aims to simplify the use of communications services that are essential to businesses. Sewan offers landline and mobile telephony, messaging, data, collaborative work, hosting and cloud services.
The company has a network of more than 950 partners, including operators, IT integrators, telephone installers and Internet service providers. More than 55,000 companies, including 1000 ETIs use its services.
More information on: www.sewan.fr
The Proximus Group (Euronext Brussels: PROX) is a provider of digital services and communication solutions, active on the Belgian and international markets. By offering communication and entertainment experiences to residential customers and facilitating the digital transformation of businesses, Proximus opens up a world of digital possibilities for people to live better and work more efficiently. Thanks to its interconnected, high-performance fixed and mobile networks, Proximus offers access to digital data and services and a wide range of multimedia content, anywhere and at any time. A pioneer in ICT innovation, Proximus offers integrated solutions based on IoT, data analytics, cloud and security.
Proximus has the ambition to become the reference operator in Europe thanks to next generation networks, a deeply digital mindset and a spirit of openness towards partnerships and ecosystems, while contributing to an inclusive, secure, sustainable and prosperous digital Belgium.
In Belgium, the main products and services are offered under the Proximus and Scarlet brands. The Group is also active in Luxembourg under the name Proximus Luxembourg SA, which brings together the Tango and Telindus Luxembourg brands, and in the Netherlands via Telindus Netherlands. The Group’s international carrier activities are managed by BICS, one of the world’s leading voice operators and mobile data service provider.
At the end of 2019, the Proximus Group generated an underlying turnover of €5.6 billion and employed 12,931 people, all committed to delivering a superior customer experience.