Thursday, June 7, 2012

Citrix Buys Bytemobile (price undisclosed)

Citrix today announced it has "signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Bytemobile, a leading provider of data and video optimization solutions for mobile network operators. This acquisition gives Citrix a key strategic foothold in the core infrastructure of more than 130 mobile operators in 60 countries around the world, significantly extending the company’s market reach, and enhancing the broader Citrix strategy of powering mobile workstyles and cloud services".

"The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed" (Cash part, if any, should be then less than 10% of Citrix Cash -  $867M on March 31; Citrix market cap was $14.33B on June 6).

"By joining forces, Citrix and Bytemobile will be able to offer these operators combined solutions that deliver a high quality user experience to mobile subscribers, while helping operators manage the exponential growth of mobile network traffic with the best performance, visibility and efficiency. The acquisition builds on a strategic partnership announced earlier this year [here] that combined the Bytemobile Smart Capacity™ technology with the Citrix NetScaler® line of cloud networking solutions"

"Citrix plans to build on Bytemobile as the center of its go-to-market strategy for mobile network operators – retaining and growing its investment in the Bytemobile brand, technology, products, employees and customer relationships. Bytemobile will continue as an independent product group within the Citrix cloud networking group, leveraging clear synergies with adjacent technologies such as Citrix NetScaler". 

See also "Sandvine and Citrix Integrated Offload Solution - See How !" (here). Bytemobile, with its recent DPI offering (here) competes with Sandvine.

See "Citrix Enters Mobile Data and Video Market with Acquisition of Bytemobile" - here

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