Tuesday, March 3, 2015

M&As - Mitel Acquires Mavenir; Brocade Acquires Connectem

Two acquisitions in our space:
  • Few week after Mavenir acquired the DSC vendor Ulticom (see "Mavenir Turns Ulticom OEM to Acquisition" - here), it has been acquired by Mitel:

    "Mitel announced that that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in which Mitel will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Mavenir common stock in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $560 million .. With an established footprint of over 130 mobile customers including 15 of the top 20 mobile carriers worldwide, Mavenir is a leader in 4G LTE mobile solutions helping to define the market with a series of industry firsts, including: the world's first live network deployments of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and RCS5 with MetroPCS (now T-Mobile); the first mobile network deployment of IMS-based VoWi-Fi (Wi-Fi calling) with T-Mobile US; and the first implementation of Virtualized RCSe with Deutsche Telekom.

    The deal provides Mavenir the financial and operational footprint to drive further market expansion of the company's award-winning mobile solutions

    See "Mitel Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Mavenir" - here.
  • "Brocade announced its intent to acquire Connectem, a privately-held company in the LTE virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) market, in an all-cash transaction.

    Related posts:

    - Telekom Austria Implements Connetem NFV-Based EPC w/Procera's DPI - here
    - Optus Tests Connectem to Manage Cell Congestion at Peak Usage - here

    The acquisition of Connectem extends Brocade's leadership in software networking and virtualized network functions, by enabling service providers and enterprises to offer ubiquitous connectivity between mobile and IoT devices, data centers, as well as public and private clouds. Connectem's vEPC solutions integrate seamlessly with Brocade's software and physical networking product portfolios to deliver industry-leading New IP data center infrastructure"

    See "Brocade to Acquire Connectem; Extends Leadership in New IP to Mobile Networks" - here.

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