Tetra | Lte | 2022-04-07

Northcom Acquires Portalify, a Finnish Tech Firm

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Northcom continues to grow, and on April 1, 2022, Portalify became an official Northcom subsidiary.

Portalify, founded in 2000 and based in Helsinki, Finland, has been a part of Sepura since 2013. Their solutions improve operational efficiency and security for public safety, military, and commercial customers, since they are experts in essential communication software and applications.

Public safety agencies and network operators in Europe are among Portalify's many customers, who employ the company's operator-grade command and control, location, and asset tracking solutions for their TETRA and broadband networks. Northcom's existing and prospective customers will benefit from the solutions, which were wholly created in Finland.

Morten Stomperud, CEO Northcom said:

With the geopolitical challenging environment and instability Europe is facing, Northcom positions themselves even better with the acquisition of Portalify – showcasing the increasing investment in defence and security. By introducing Portalify and its expertise and knowledge to Northcom’s portfolio, Northcom will improve and strengthen their position across Scandinavia and expand beyond the Nordic countries in Europe. With this investment in Portalify, Northcom will increase its capacity of developing software.

Steve Barber, CEO Sepura. said:

Applications continue to drive operational efficiencies for PMR users, so I am delighted that Northcom is making this strategic investment in Portalify at such an exciting time. I look forward to continuing our close relationships with Northcom and Portalify as we combine our strengths to develop market-leading solutions that enhance users’ safety, improve outcomes, and deliver operational efficiencies through the sharing of data.

Northcom is located across the Nordic countries: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland and provides critical communication solutions for a better and more secure society.