Nuance Communications has announced that the company has closed the acquisition of Loquendo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telecom Italia.

The joint organization will offer a broad, high-quality portfolio of voice and language solutions that includes text-to-speech, speech recognition and voice biometrics solutions, said the company. In addition, the acquisition enhances language coverage for network-based and embedded customers, and strengthens Nuance’s global channel partnerships, particularly in Europe and Latin America.