Blue Turtle Technologies has acquired AfricanPulse Mobile Solutions (AMS) for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is effective 1 March 2011.

“The decision for the acquisition forms part of Blue Turtle’s strategy to develop and enhance our current solutions and services for the telecommunications industry," says Geoff van den Bosch, MD of Blue Turtle. "AMS is a company specialising in development, integration and the provision of professional services within the ICT sector. They bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and a sound understanding of the telecoms sector.
“Telecoms are one of the fastest growing industries with continuous infrastructure improvements," Van den Bosch adds. "There is ongoing demand to provide robust, cost-effective, innovative solutions and services as the need for quality data and voice increases.”
Riaan de Jonge, director of AfricanPulse Mobile Solutions says: “Blue Turtle is a market leader in the software solutions and integration space who are continuously evolving their solutions. We believe Blue Turtle a perfect fit to our company’s vision and growth and an ideal opportunity to exploit the synergies between our companies in unlocking value to our clients and business partners. AMS designed a comprehensive, flexible and modular service development framework architecture within which several products have been developed – the most recent and notable being ERA, a modern, state-of-the-art Pre-paid Management Platform aimed initially at the Telecommunications industry, but intended to evolve into servicing any environment in which pre-paid payment mechanisms are required.”
AMS also has a strong and well established relationship with various broad IT telecoms solutions providers focusing on charging, billing, customer care, messaging, content and policy security for mobile operators.
“The trend to a more mobile and flexible workforce by several organisations through the use of available technology and the demand to become more competitive and innovative, forms part of Blue Turtle’s strategy to develop solutions that meet these requirements and ensure return on investment for our customers,” says Van den Bosch.