Tuesday, February 11, 2014

[Calcalist]: Viber to be Acquired for $400M

Asaf Gilad reports to Calcalist [here, Hebrew] that Viber, the VoiP/chat application is about to be acquired by an "Asian competitor in the chat space" for $300-400M.

According to the article, Viber has 200M registered users, of which third are in Asia. The company has 120 employees - in Israel (40), Belarus and the headquarters in Cyprus.

Viber has some "sponsored data" agreements with MNOs in Asia:
  • Mobilink [Pakistan] Offers Subscribers Unlimited Viber - here 
  • Viber Offers Globe Telecom Subscribers Free Chats - here
  • AXIS [Indonesia] to Offer Low Cost Viber-only Data Packages - here

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