Destiny strengthens position in Brussels and Wallonia with acquisition of Belgium Telecom
Brussels, 21 March 2019 – Destiny, the Belgian provider of cloud communications solutions for innovative enterprises, has acquired Belgium Telecom*. After the earlier acquisition of Ergatel in 2016, Destiny is once again expanding its customer base in the Brussels and French-speaking parts of the country. The two companies have had a strategic partnership and excellent working relationship for the past six years.
Joachim Lauwers, Managing Director Belgium for Destiny: “In addition to an expansion of our customer base in Brussels and Wallonia, this acquisition brings on board 35 years’ experience in telephone systems and IT. By joining forces, we are also strengthening the service offering of both parties and we can offer all Belgium Telecom customers a complete one-stop-shop solution in the cloud. Furthermore, we are jointly in an even stronger position to be able to help steer the current acceleration in the market towards cloud communications solutions. According to recent forecasts** telephony in the cloud will account for 30 per cent of the business market within five years, compared to five per cent today.” In 2019, alongside the strengthening of its local position, Destiny also has further internationalisation on the agenda. It also expects to be able to announce the next step shortly.
* from Altaïr NV and its shareholder Benoît Rousseaux
**Belgium Cloud Communications Report 2018, Cavell Group
Belgium Telecom has more than 35 years’ experience in delivering telecoms services to Belgian SMEs. Thanks to its extensive knowledge, it delivers complete and flexible solutions in the field of telephony systems (VoIP, UC, Telecommuting). The company attaches great value to high-quality installation and maintenance of its products, so that it can deliver the best service to every customer.
Destiny, founded in 2008, is a provider of cloud communications solutions, focusing mainly on small and medium-sized innovative enterprises. With 150 employees spread across Belgium and the Netherlands, and an annual turnover in 2018 of 42 million euros, the telecoms company has developed into the fastest-growing cloud and telecoms player on the Belgian B2B market. Using the Destiny cloud interaction platform, companies can communicate more efficiently with any device, from anywhere, thanks to the seamless blend of telecoms and IT in the underlying architecture. Destiny thereby offers very flexible and scalable solutions, which are a perfect match for the current needs of the customer and which can also be adapted to future needs. Destiny’s proprietary network guarantees speed and advanced service for more than 12,000 business customers, including reputable companies such as Cevora, Democo, DPD, Ecover, Gabriëls, Interparking, Katoen Natie, McDonald’s, Standaard Boekhandel, Würth and ZEB.