The business of free is hard to sustain. Sabse Technologies, co-founded by Yogesh Patel and Sabeer Bhatia, has acquired its second consumer focused Internet Telephony company in the last three months: Montreal-based Mobivox is a voice-activated services and solutions platform that Sabse believes will help carrier partners to deploy voice-activated services to their customers.
The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but keep in mind that in 2007, Mobivox had raised $11 million in funding from IDG Ventures Boston, IDG Ventures China and IDG Ventures Vietnam, apart from Brightspark Ventures and Skypoint Capital Corporation.
Sabse’s Internet Telephony Portfolio
With this deal, Sabse has developed a portfolio of enterprise and consumer focused Internet Telephony (rather Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP) services, including audio conferencing, hosted PBX, fax-to-email, Internet telephony for consumers, Interactive Voice Response, Hosted phone book, among others.
With the Interactive Voice Response facility, Sabse has acquired a voice-to-text ability to enhance its VoIP portfolio with the voice-activated mobile services platform, MOBIVOX|PL. MobiVox provides a Voice User Interface in English, French, Spanish and Portugese, and has a team of speech developers.
Mobivox allows SabseBolo’s primarily enterprise focused business to allow its carrier clients to offer consumers consumer friendly access options like an interactive voice response system, facilities like Auto callback, online activated call connecting two people directly by calling both parties, calling a Skype number, a hosted phone book etc. MobiVox also offers its partners to deploy
Mobivox also has features like Instant Conferencing, which allows conferencing for 9 numbers, Group Calls to nine numbers , Mobile to Home Call Transfer, contacts importing, GiftVOX, and the Call Me button.