In the beginning of 2013 CEO Jon Sjølie found himselves frustrated by the fact that system integrators and telecom operators was ignoring the global Small and Medium Enterprise market when it came to offering Skype for Business activated with telephony. Based on this discovery he left his job as the Business Development Director of CGI in Norway and teamed up with serial entrepreneur Jan A. Solvang to dive into the opportunity. After three months of research the two entrepreneurs believed fully in the business case and a unique market position, and started the planning of going to market with a multitennant Microsoft based telephony solution.
After a bumpy ride on the Microsoft train, who changed strategy at a high pace, the BIZSKYPE service was launched in January 2015. It is now positioned as the only independent Skype for business based cloud service with telephony in the market. Independent in the way that our customers can use any telephony provider and any vendor of Microsoft services without having to replace the BIZSKYPE service. This makes it the most open and flexible offering to companies using Microsoft Office as their business tool.
CTELO AS is a company based in Moss, Norway. Founded in May 2014. Todays operations include Norway, Benelux, France and the UK.