Stettbachstrasse 6

Dübendorf, Switzerland, CH-8600, Switzerland

+41 31-999-1111


Recent Developments

Acquired UMS (United Medical Software) in Italy for EHR apps and integrations for medical devices.


Ownership: Public - ASCN : SIX Swiss Ex

Employees: 2000

Functional Market: ERP Services and Operations Management,

Key Verticals: Communication, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail,

Ascom Key Enterprise & Cloud Applications

Ascom Network Testing offers the TEMS Portfolio, a complete set of trusted solutions for drive testing, benchmarking, monitoring, and analyzing network performance ( TEMS Automatic, TEMS Discovery, TEMS Investigation, TEMS Monitor Master, TEMS Pocket, TEMS Symphony, TEMS Visualization, TEMS MobileInsight ); Ascom wireless solutions for: communication, Efficiency solutions ( Material Supply, Process Monitoring, Production Stoppages ), IP-DECT Solutions - wireless telephony on IP network teleCARE IP - wireless nurse call system; Ascom VoWiFi system consists of market-specific WLAN handsets, a robust messaging system and supports IEEE 802.11b/g/e/i standards; UNITE Messaging Suite enables hospitals to optimize information flow and capitalize on existing investments;

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Ascom Strengths

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).


As announced in January 2015, Ascom has embarked to transform the Group into a company focusing on IT and communication technology primarily in the healthcare industry by 2020. Already today, Ascom is well positioned as a provider of integrated workflow solutions mainly in healthcare and the market offers attractive and profitable growth opportunities on a global level.


During 2015, the Company accelerated investments into solutions, software and professional services and expanded Sales, Marketing and Technology capabilities. Thanks to the Wireless Solutions Division, Ascom Group reported an increase in revenues at constant currencies in 2015 of 1.5%, and generated revenues of CHF 410.8 million (2014: CHF 437.7 million). In 2015, Wireless Solutions experienced a good performance in important key regions. Overall, the division recorded revenue growth of 3.7% year-on-year at constant currencies, posting revenues of CHF 304.2 million (2014: CHF 318.9 million) Supported by the successful launch of Ascom Myco, a purpose-built smart device for the healthcare, the division was able to further strengthen its leading market position in healthcare ICT. Wireless Solutions established in 2015 an important strategic alliance with Tyco SimplexGrinnell for integrated healthcare communication solutions in the United States and Canada.


Another important step towards becoming a big provider of healthcare ICT solutions was the acquisition of the Italian medical software company UMS (United Medical Software), announced in December 2015. Among its earlier acquistions are UMS (United Medical Software) in Italy for EHR apps and integrations for medical devices and Miratel for nurse call systems in Finland.

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Ascom Revenues, $M:

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Ascom Customers

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Ascom Opportunities

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Ascom Risks

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Ascom Ecosystem

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Research Methodology

Data used in research reports are derived from publicly available documents, continuous surveys of applications vendors, customers, resellers, Independent Software Vendors, systems integrators and other verifiable sources.

Vendor shares and market forecast results are based on a combination of existing databases as well as demand side and supply side research conducted throughout the year with validation from vendors, customers, channel partners and documentations such as earnings releases and 10Q and 10K filings, vertical industry studies, regional and country-level statistics from public and private institutions(i.e. colleges, universities, government agencies and trade associations).

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