Blue Turtle Technologies (Blue Turtle) has announced the acquisition of AfricanPulse Mobile Solutions (AMS), effective as of 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. 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,” says Geoff van den Bosch, MD at Blue Turtle.
“Telecoms are one of the fastest growing industries with continuous infrastructure improvements. 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, AfricanPulse Mobile Solutions, comments, “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.
Van den Bosch concludes, “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.”
Blue Turtle Technologies capitalises on unrivalled software products from leading international and South African software providers, to deliver compelling and cost effective technology management solutions to customers.