Cisco Completes Acquisition of Viptela; CommScope Takes Over Cable Exchange

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Viptela; CommScope Takes Over Cable Exchange

Cisco has completed the acquisition of Viptela for $610 million, which will see Cisco expanding its SD-WAN portfolio with increased flexibility and simplicity delivered through the cloud.

Viptela, a privately held software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) company based in San Jose, provides a compelling SD-WAN solution with advanced routing, segmentation and security capabilities for interconnecting complex enterprise networks. Its cloud-based network management, orchestration and overlay technologies make it easy to deploy and manage SD-WAN.

The Viptela team will join the Enterprise Routing team within the Networking and Security Business led by senior vice president David Goeckeler.

CommScope Completes Acquisition of Cable Exchange 

CommScope has completed its acquisition of Cable Exchange, a privately-held, quick-turn supplier of fiber optic and copper assemblies for data, voice and video communications, which was announced ealier this month.

Cable Exchange, based in Santa Ana, Calif., manufactures a variety of fiber optic and copper cables, trunks and related products used in high-capacity data centers and other business enterprise applications. 

This highly complementary acquisition deepens CommScope’s capabilities in supporting the growing market for high-capacity, multi-tenant data centers and hyperscale data centers

The leadership team and employees of Cable Exchange are joining CommScope and will operate as a stand-alone business within CommScope’s Connectivity Solutions segment.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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