Ireland's Blueface expands into US
Irish cloud telephony company Blueface has expanded into four new markets - including the United States - with the launch of a new platform.
The company, backed by Guinness heir Edward Iveagh, has also entered France, Germany and Spain. It provides internet-based phone services to businesses and is already operating in Ireland, the UK and Italy.
Chief executive Alan Foy said the move would put the company "at the heart of business communications on both sides of the Atlantic".
The company had earlier this year previously considered a stock market flotation but abandoned the plan, citing market volatility and cultural and integration difficulties relating to two potential acquisitions.
At the time, Alan Foy said the company would embark on "a huge global expansion".
The company's new platform, Blueface UC, includes a cloud call recording feature and "enables organisations of all sizes to take advantage of cloud communications with increased reliability and flexibility".