Vonage Acquires Telefonica's WebRTC Player TokBox for $35 million

Vonage Acquires Telefonica's WebRTC Player TokBox for $35 million Image Credit: Rawpixel.com/Bigstockphoto.com

Vonage has acquired TokBox, a subsidiary of Telefonica in an all-cash transaction for an enterprise value of $35 million, including assumed liabilities. San Francisco-based TokBox is the industry-leader in WebRTC programmable video.

The acquisition of TokBox places Vonage in the leadership position in the programmable video sector with the strongest level of global adoption among video API providers. TokBox enables developers and enterprises to integrate live video into websites, mobile apps, and IoT devices with just a few lines of code.

The acquisition also meaningfully broadens the Vonage API Platform by adding video to its existing strength in voice, SMS and IP messaging. With the addition of TokBox to the Vonage platform, developers will benefit from a simple, flexible and scalable programmable video solution to create engaging, embedded communications experiences.

Alan Masarek, CEO, Vonage
We are incredibly excited to announce the acquisition of TokBox, the global leader in programmable video APIs. With TokBox, our API portfolio expands beyond voice, SMS and IP messaging to include global leadership in programmable video.

Scott Lomond, CEO, TokBox
TokBox established itself early on as an industry leader based on the belief that the WebRTC standard had significant potential to drive a wave of innovation and value creation. As WebRTC has gained traction, our growth has been supported by the ability of our platform to simplify the integration of live video into websites and mobile apps for developers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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