Daniel Lack

    Ascom Holding AG
    Daniel Lack
    Company Secretary & Chief Communications Officer
    Zugerstrasse 32
    CH-6340 Baar

    Phone: +41 41 544 78 00
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Ascom divests its Infrastructure Operators Business


Ascom divests its Infrastructure Operators business to Trans Data Management AG. This transaction is as a part of the announced divestment of the core business units of the former Security Communication Division.

As of 1 April 2012, Trans Data Management AG (TDM) is taking over from Ascom (Switzerland) Ltd. all rights and obligations pertaining to the Infrastructure Operators unit. All 39 employees will be taken over at their existing locations and they transfer to TDM. Trans Data Management AG. is a subsidiary of the British Trans Data Management Ltd., a provider of data and telecom based communication and security solutions, alarm monitoring & management and systems integration. TDM has already distributed Ascom Infrastructure Operators products in the United Kingdom.

The core product of the business unit Infrastructure Operators is NIS Rail/Road, a well established brand in the market. NIS Rail/Road is a sophisticated IP-based communication system including a powerful tool to manage information, emergency calls and peripheral devices such as track side phone, help points, and video surveillance. It is specifically designed for the needs of rail- and highway operators.

The sale of our Infrastructure Operators business to TDM represents a good solution, which takes into consideration the interests of both our customers and our employees.” says Fritz Mumenthaler, CEO of Ascom.

Ascom is an international solutions provider with comprehensive know-how in healthcare workflows and telecommunications. The company is active in Wireless Solutions (an international market leader for high-value, customer-specific on-site communication solutions and workflow optimization) and Network Testing (a global market leader in testing, monitoring, post processing, and performance optimization for mobile networks). The Ascom Group is headquartered in Switzerland, has subsidiaries in 19 countries and employs around 1,600 people worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

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