Satnews Daily
December 10th, 2018

XipLink Acquires Sevis Systems' Base Station Assets

XipLink has acquired and has closed on certain assets of Sevis Systems — specifically, XipLink is acquiring the 6000 series product line for circuit oriented (E1/T1) base station connections, the 7000 series for IP base station connections and all related intellectual property associated with these products. Sevis Systems will continue to focus on their core signaling solutions unrelated to the cellular backhaul business.

With the Sevis 6000 circuit-based product, which will be renamed the XS-S6000 series, XipLink will now offer standards-based optimization of voice and signaling traffic for 2G mobile network operators (MNO) networks. The Sevis 7000 packet-based products are renamed the XS-S7000 series and will be supported at their current software level.

Lastly, customers that desire to convert Sevis 7000 appliances to XipLink's Advanced Cellular Compression (ACC) solution set with more advanced networking features, a software upgrade option will be provided to the marketplace by the end of February 2019. The Sevis 6000 and 7000 series products will be quickly assimilated into XipLink's product line and available for order immediately with a two-week lead time.

Executive Comments

Jack Waters, the CEO at XipLink, said that the company is excited for the firm's existing customers and the Sevis account base to provide cellular backhaul optimization solutions for every generational standard in the marketplace. In the last few years, XipLink has significantly grown this vertical market using superior TCP acceleration, compression and caching techniques for 2.5G, 3G and 4G connections over satellite and other stressed networks. Starting now, this will make XipLink the largest independent* provider of cellular backhaul optimization systems over satellite.

Bruce Bednarski, SVP of Business Development and the key senior executive in charge of XipLink's cellular backhaul business, added that the company welcomes the opportunity to work closely with the talented Sevis employees, technology, distribution partners and impressive base of MNO customers. XipLink is confident that the unified approach will enhance the firm's leadership position and continued growth in the cellular backhaul market.