Ringover offers business phone systems and VOIP communication services.

Paris-based cloud communications provider Ringover is set to hire 50 people in metro Atlanta as it consolidates a U.S. hub in a city recently designated as a La French Tech hub. 

The company, founded in 2005 with a presence outside of France in the United Kingdom and Spain, will put its new office in Sandy Springs, hiring for roles in I.T., customer service, sales and more. 

We are thrilled to be joining such a bustling and exciting technology hub in Atlanta. The past year has seen the exponential need for flexible and cost-effective communication solutions,” said Ringover co-Founder and CEO Renaud Charvet.

Mr. Charvet said the move comes as collaboration and communication tools see skyrocketing demand during the pandemic.

Announced Nov. 9, the move suggests the La French Tech designation, which carries the imprimatur of the French government as a hospitable business environment, is effective as promised in putting cities in the U.S. and elsewhere on the map for French companies expanding globally. 

The bid to receive the designation was led by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta with quantitative input and testimonials from the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the French-American Chamber of Commerce and other agencies and businesspeople. 

“Ringover’s decision to open a new office in our region following the official designation of Atlanta as a ‘La French Tech’ hub is a great example of the strong ties between France and our metropolitan region,” said Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Katie Kirkpatrick.

Georgia is home to some 200 French facilities. 

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