NFON sets up R&D centre in Portugal

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The German intuitive communications company NFON is to launch a new research and development centre in Portugal.

The company, which operates in 15 countries, employs 350 and has 40,000 customers, delivers cloud-based telephone service solutions to companies. This new R&D centre will be based at a yet-to-be-disclosed location in Lisbon.
According to Dinheiro Vivo the cloud telephone system company is already recruiting programmers to work at its new central Lisbon office which will be inaugurated in September.
“With the location of our nearshore in Portugal we will be able to expand and ensure greater competitiveness in the European market,” states the company.
“Investing in and focusing on R&D are crucial to achieving greater innovation combined with high-speed skies-the-limit R&D,” says Jan-Peter Koopmann, Chief Technology Officer for NFON.
The Lisbon centre will support the company’s clients in the European market where the company provides services to over 40,000 companies in 15 countries.
The German tech firm provides a telecommunications service called ‘Cloudya’ — a cloud telephone system which uses the Internet to make and receive calls. Telephony features can be accessed anywhere where there is an Internet connection: from the office, another site, home office or on the road using a smartphone or laptop. The system is flexible, scalable and simple to use. There are no long-term contracts and it has a low set up cost in comparison to traditional PBX systems.
The company has not revealed the amount of upfront investment in Portugal, but suggests it will be high “so that we can meet our objectives and recruit our NFON team in Portugal” and states that annual investment would be in the region of €2-€3 million per annum.