Press Releases

Globys Completes Acquisition of VeriSign's Self-Care & Analytics Business Unit

SEATTLE, WA (Marketwire) - Globys, Inc. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of VeriSign, Inc.'s Self-care and Analytics (SC&A) business unit and will take the combined solutions to market as a newly formed company under the name Globys Inc.

As a result of the spin-off from VeriSign, Globys assumes its position as one of the world's leaders in telecom analytics. Its powerful online analytics and reporting solutions help carriers gain the insight they need to drive revenue, reduce churn, and increase profitability over the entire customer lifecycle.

Derek Edwards has managed the business for the past 12 years and will continue in that role as Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed Globys. Globys is retaining many of the employees associated with the business and all of its global customers.

"The acquisition of VeriSign Self-care & Analytics Services advances our goal of providing tier one and global telecoms with a value added service that delivers tangible benefit to their subscribers, both consumer and enterprise, and helps them achieve competitive differentiation," said Edwards. "As the telecommunications space has become increasingly competitive, we've seen the demand for our self-care and consolidated e-billing and analysis applications continue to increase. We remain committed to the assets we have, and the customers worldwide that we serve, and we are excited about our ability to develop and launch new solutions for our clients in the future."

Globys has attracted the support of Trilogy Partnership, a private capital firm known for investing in the wireless and telecommunications sectors and founded by a team of wireless and technology entrepreneurs. Scott Alderman and Chuck Stonecipher will represent Trilogy on the Globys board.

"We are excited to be a part of Globys and look forward to building on what is already a solid platform well-positioned for growth, both domestically and internationally," said Trilogy's Alderman. "The combination of seasoned executives, strong product expertise and global resources will help ensure that we continue delivering outstanding service to our client base worldwide and launching services that meet new and emerging needs."

Each of Globys' applications is designed to leverage customers' billing data from across disparate systems into rich, more valuable intelligence. As a result, customers can better understand their complex bills, and conduct sophisticated analyses and cost allocations.

Globys products also enable service providers to perform predictive analytics on their own customer data. They can segment customers according to demographics, purchase history, usage and other qualitative factors to support targeted churn reduction and offer management initiatives.

The full suite of Globys' analytical solutions was designed exclusively for the telecom market and has proven ROI achievement with carriers around the world. Globys' global clients such as T-Mobile, Bell Canada, and Telecom New Zealand use its applications to transform complex billing data into vital sources of business intelligence to increase satisfaction and retention. This is done by consolidating billing data from disparate systems into a single electronic analysis and bill payment view and creating one view of multiple accounts across various services — mobile, fixed or broadband.

Globys is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with regional offices in North America (Atlanta and Toronto), Asia Pacific (Singapore) and the Middle East (Dubai). An additional sales office is scheduled to open in Europe (UK) later this year.

The company distributes and markets its services globally through direct sales and channel partners such as global system integrators and major BSS/OSS vendors.

About Globys

Globys is a leading provider of online self-care and analytics solutions, enabling communication service providers around the world to leverage billing data into deeper, more profitable relationships with both enterprise and consumer customers. A spin off of VeriSign, Globys offers a powerful suite of analytical solutions that were designed exclusively for the telecommunications market and have helped meet the needs of leading service providers for more than 12 years. Each of Globys' applications are designed to leverage customers' billing data into rich, more valuable intelligence, helping service providers to increase revenue, reduce churn and enhance profitability across the entire customer lifecycle.

Globys has headquarters in Seattle, Washington and can be found on the Web at

About Trilogy Partnership

Established by a team of wireless and technology entrepreneurs, Trilogy Partnership invests private capital in areas where in-house expertise and market growth promise superior financial returns. Current businesses include operating wireless carriers in the Caribbean and Latin America as well as investments in multiple early stage application and infrastructure companies. Based on experience building mobile franchises in 12 diverse national markets, Trilogy seeks high growth opportunities in both developed and emerging countries. Trilogy's partners have long been at the center of the global wireless revolution as founders of VoiceStream (T-Mobile) and Western Wireless (Alltel) in addition to previously holding pivotal roles as McCaw Cellular (AT&T).