Swisscom has acquired half of Open Web Technology and formed a new joint venture as it looks to help enterprises become more digital.
Open Web Technology, a consulting firm focused on digital transformation, helped Swisscom to launch its fixed line-only internet, IPTV and telephony brand Wingo last year.
As a result of the deal, financial details of which were not disclosed, a new company called Swisscom Digital Technology will be launched.
Open Web Technology founder Frédéric Weill will head up the JV, while Swisscom's Digital Enterprise Solutions department chief Nicolas Fulpius will act as Chairman.
Sixty Open Web Technology staff will be joined by 30 from Veltigroup, the ICT service provider Swisscom acquired in 2014.
The new company said it planned to acquire new customers in German-speaking Switzerland.
Swisscom saw revenues from SMEs rise 3.8 percent in the nine months to September 2015, while sales from larger enterprises grew 2.3 percent.
Christian Petit, Head of Swisscom Enterprise Customers and member of the Swisscom Group Executive Board: “The partnership with Open Web Technology is another step in supporting our customers as they make their way into the digital world.
“The range of services will span consulting through to the implementation of the digital strategy.”
Weill added: “We have had the opportunity to support Swisscom in its digital transformation since 2009.
“Our jointly acquired and unique know-how can help other industries that are also facing the challenges of the technological revolution.”