Ericsson has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the shares in CENX, boosting Ericsson’s Operations Support Systems (OSS) portfolio with vendor-agnostic service assurance and closed-loop automation capability.
CENX, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, employs 185 people. Ericsson has held a minority stake in CENX since 2012.
Ericsson said its leading position in NFV and orchestration will be further enhanced with CENX’s closed-loop automation and service assurance capabilities. Closed-loop automation ensures Ericsson can offer its service provider customers an orchestration solution that is optimised for 5G use cases like network slicing, taking full advantage of Ericsson’s distributed cloud offering.
Ericsson said its global sales and delivery presence - along with its strong R&D - will also create economies of scale in the CENX portfolio and help Ericsson to offer in-house solutions for OSS automation and assurance.