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Cisco pays $475m for network management firm Intucell

23 Jan 2013
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Cisco is set to acquire mobile network management software developer Intucell, in a deal worth $475m.

Based out of Israel, Intucell specialises in cellular network software. The company's products help mobile service providers manage and maintain their cellular networks to optimise coverage and availability.

Cisco hopes that the acquisition will beef up its offerings for service providers and network operators. It noted the growth in mobile broadband network complexity with the emergence of 4G as a key factor driving its decision to purchase Intucell.

"The mobile network of the future must be able to scale intelligently to address growing and often unpredictable traffic patterns, while also enabling carriers to generate incremental revenue streams," said Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president and general manager for Cisco's service provider mobility group.

"Through the addition of Intucell's industry-leading self-optimising network technology, Cisco's service provider mobility portfolio provides operators with unparalleled network intelligence and the unique ability to not only accommodate exploding network traffic, but to profit from it."

The deal is expected to close during the third quarter of 2013.

While Cisco has been quiet on the acquisition front in recent months, the company made a pair of significant purchases in 2012, including the $5bn acquisition of NDS and a $140m tab for Canada's Cariden Technologies.

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Shaun Nichols

Shaun Nichols is the US correspondent for He has been with the company since 2006, originally joining as a news intern at the site's San Francisco offices.

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