USA: Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately held Ubiquisys, headquartered in Swindon, UK.
Ubiquisys is a leading provider of intelligent 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) small-cell technologies that provide seamless connectivity across mobile heterogeneous networks for service providers. The acquisition of Ubiquisys further reinforces Cisco's commitment to service providers and strengthens its mobility expertise to deliver more intelligent mobile Internet networks.
As mobile service providers around the world increase voice and data capacity to serve the rapidly growing use of Internet-enabled devices, offloading traffic to small cell networks is a cost-effective way to increase capacity and make better use of spectrum assets.
Small cells deliver their signal over a shorter range, which allows mobile users to get a faster, more consistent voice and data experience. Ubiquisys' small-cell solution adds dynamic intelligence at the edge of the network, enabling service providers to better monetize and optimize their mobile networks.
Ubiquisys' indoor small-cell expertise and focus on intelligent software for licensed 3G and LTE spectrum, coupled with Cisco's mobility portfolio and Wi-Fi expertise, will enable a comprehensive small-cell solution for service providers that supports the transition to next-generation radio access networks.
Together, Ubiquisys and Cisco will offer a differentiated connected experience to the end-user by providing service providers with a comprehensive solution that extends an intelligence layer across the mobile network.