The acquisition, coming only two months after its acquisition of Jaxtr, will enable Sabse’s global network of carrier partners to rapidly deploy voice-activated services to their customers.
Sabse Technologies is led by entrepreneurs Yogesh Patel, who serves as CEO, and Sabeer Bhatia, its Chairman. The company has combined a robust infrastructure and enhanced voice services set - including mobile VoIP, Hosted PBX and audio conferencing - into a market-leading telephony-as-a-service (TAAS) platform that its partners around the world are deploying to improve ARPU and customer retention.
Eric Reiher, who founded Mobivox in 2005, said: “We’re very proud that Sabse Technologies values so highly the voice-services-development environment we’ve carefully nurtured. We look forward to working closely with Yogesh and his team to bring voice-activated services to carriers and theirs customers around the world.”
The Mobivox platform and patent portfolio adds to Sabse’s offering by providing a proven voice- interface-programming language, in-the-cloud contact book storage along with network-agnostic telephony integration. Additionally, Mobivox brings a very deep team of speech developers that combined bring more than 100 years of expertise. The Mobivox Voice User Interface (VUI), available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese languages, is used by partners around the world.
Patel, who co-founded Sabse in 2007 and holds many patents himself views the Mobivox VUI as the superior platform to VoiceXML and CCXML. He added “Our carrier partners have already deployed Sabse’s TAAS platform and demonstrated repeated interest in bringing to market VUI-powered services.”
Sophie Forest of BrightSpark, one of the earliest venture-capital backers of Mobivox, said: “It’s gratifying to see that Mobivox accomplished so many of its goals from day one. Mobivox changed the way people thought of VoIP, with the help of its easy-to-use, natural speech interface. We’re excited that our efforts have been recognized by two very successful international entrepreneurs like Yogesh and Sabeer.”
co-founder of Hotmail added, “Using Mobivox’s phone to Skype combined with
Jaxtr’s free telephony platform, Sabse is on a fast track to become the largest
free telephony provider from mobile to mobile and mobile to IM in the world.”
Based in Mountain View, Calif., SabSe Technologies was co-founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Yogesh Patel. SabSe's Telelphony-as-a-Service (TAAS) platform enables its carrier partners to deploy innovative consumer and small business applications around the world. Sabse operates two brands: Sabsebolo.com (audio conferencing, hosted PBX, fax-to-email) and Jaxtr.com (the world’s leading free telephony provider).
Mobivox provides its partners and customers a host of voice-activated mobile value-added services, including worldwide inbound and outbound calling, group communication and voice-to-text services. Its voice-activated mobile services platform seamlessly combines an optimized voice user interface; rich “in-the-cloud” contact storage; and a comprehensive, network-agnostic telephony infrastructure. Carriers and communities alike rebrand and resell these services to enhance revenue generation and user retention, while leverage existing investments in contact or customer databases, and in proprietary networks.
Sue Huss, for Mobivox