ADTRAN Acquires Bluesocket - Leading Innovator in Virtual Wireless LAN Solutions
ADTRAN Acquires Bluesocket – Leading Innovator in Virtual Wireless LAN Solutions
Acquisition Positions ADTRAN to Redefine the Industry with Integrated Enterprise Virtual Wireless and Wireline LAN Solutions
ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, announced today that it has acquired Bluesocket, a privately held company in Burlington, Mass. Bluesocket is the first and only provider of wireless network solutions with virtual control. This acquisition was effective August 4, 2011, and includes all intellectual properties, technologies and the established customer base of Bluesocket. The Bluesocket team and product portfolio will be incorporated into ADTRAN’s Enterprise Networks Division.
This acquisition catapults ADTRAN into the forefront of industry-leading wireless solutions for enterprise and campus environments. Bluesocket’s revolutionary virtual wireless LAN solutions are redefining the 802.11n Wi-Fi industry. Combining ADTRAN’s powerful enterprise networks portfolio and Bluesocket's innovative solutions will result in the industry’s most highly integrated, carrier-class, seamless wireless/wireline end-to-end voice, data, video and mobility solutions with virtual control. These solutions will enable both enterprises and large campuses to realize unprecedented scalability, seamless operations and productivity across their facilities with building-to-building, wireless and wired connectivity. Service providers will also benefit from the unique ability to offer new cloud-based wireless services where both management and control are centralized in a secure data center.
ADTRAN’s broad reseller, service provider and distribution channels, along with industry-leading service, support and training, significantly increases the ability to execute on accelerating Bluesocket’s tremendous market potential.
“Bluesocket is a recognized leader in virtual wireless LAN solutions,” said Rick Schansman, senior vice president and general manager, ADTRAN Enterprise Networks Division. “Bluesocket’s Virtual WLAN solutions combined with ADTRAN’s extensive portfolio of LAN and Unified Communications solutions will enable ADTRAN to significantly advance seamless wireless and wired communication across major enterprise and campus environments.”
“Bluesocket has completely redefined the WLAN architecture with their breakthrough innovations in both virtual control and virtualized implementations,” said Zeus Kerravala, senior vice president of research, Yankee Group. "With this acquisition, ADTRAN becomes the only company in the industry with full wireless/wireline integration and will accelerate the industry shift to seamless virtual solutions.”
“ADTRAN’s resources and extensive portfolio of enterprise networking solutions along with its vast resources and channels to market will enable us to fully execute on delivering our vision of virtual mobility,” said Mads Lillelund, CEO, Bluesocket. "Coupling Bluesocket’s revolutionary virtual wireless LAN architecture and solutions with a proven formula for success, the combined companies will be able to quickly deliver a full suite of industry-leading borderless and fully integrated mobility network solutions for campuses and enterprises around the world."
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions. ADTRAN's products enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide.
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