Tuesday 6 December 2016

Blueface expands into US with new communications platform

Published 22/11/2016 | 18:25

Blueface chief executive Alan Foy
Blueface chief executive Alan Foy

Irish cloud telephony company Blueface has expanded into four new markets - including the United States - with the launch of a new platform.

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The company, backed by Guinness heir Lord Edward Iveagh, has also entered France, Germany and Spain. It provides internet-based phone services to businesses and already operated 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 previously mulled an IPO but abandoned the plan earlier this year, citing market volatility and cultural and integration difficulties relating to two potential acquisitions.

Foy then 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".

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