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Ascom Acquires Healthcare Communication Company Miratel in Finland

Ascom Holding AG acquired the Finnish healthcare communication company Miratel Oy, headquartered in Turku (Finland), as of 1 July 2011. Miratel is market leader in Finland for nurse call systems in hospitals and care homes. This acquisition further strengthens the leading position of Ascom Wireless Solutions in the healthcare communication market.

Miratel is the clear market leader in nurse call solutions, communication and personal security systems for hospitals and care facilities in Finland. The company has over 40 years' experience in nurse call systems, their deployment and commissioning as well as their maintenance and service. Miratel has a proprietary product offering including a fully IP-based nurse call system.

Ascom acquired all shares of Miratel Oy as of 1 July 2011. The purchase price amounts to EUR 6.05 million.
Miratel achieved net revenues of EUR 7.3 million in 2010, and employs 35 people in the Finnish locations of Turku, Helsinki, Oulu and Kuopio. Miratel will become part of the Ascom Wireless Solutions Division and form the core of the Wireless Solutions business in Finland.

Fritz Mumenthaler, CEO of Ascom, says: ”Ascom is very pleased to have acquired a business with such an excellent strategic fit. With this acquisition Ascom Wireless Solutions makes a further step to becoming the international