Tellabs closes acquisition of WiChorus
Date: Wed, 02/10/2010 - 13:34
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Tellabs recently completed its acquisition of WiChorus, a leading provider of mobile packet core solutions. The acquisition enables Tellabs, a leader in mobile backhaul networks, to expand into mobile packet core networks, deliver new applications and provide significant savings for mobile carriers. The acquisition brings a new breakthrough product to Tellabs that is purpose-built for 4G, LTE and WiMax. It addresses the unique requirements of the mobile Internet as it:
• Includes a full range of mobile IP products (from low entry price to highly scalable) for applications including GGSN, LTE and WiMax, plus new application enablement with superior DPI capability.
• Offers 8 times more throughput, 4 times more simultaneous Internet connections and active users, compared with competitive platforms in gateway applications.
• Uniquely combines world-class application analytics with a mobile core gateway for improved traffic engineering and network optimization.Enables customers to analyze and monetize more than 400 of the top mobile Internet applications.
• Makes mobile networks content-aware and context-aware, with personalized application-awareness.
• Outperforms other platforms in delivering mobile Internet capacity. For example, competitors’ capacity significantly degrades (as much as 30% to 50%) during deep-packet inspection (DPI).
• Delivers new and differentiated applications such as Internet offload and distributed LTE gateway. It can offload as much as 70% of traffic at the network edge, increasing core network efficiency and improving user experiences. As a result, customers can save as much as 50% in capital expenses, compared with the present method of operation.
“Tellabs’ expanded mobile solutions can help customers deliver distinctive personalized user experiences such as mobile Internet, video and commerce,” said Robert W. Pullen, chief executive officer (CEO) and president of Tellabs. “By adding this breakthrough technology, we can help customers simplify networks, reduce expenses and deliver new applications to generate revenue.”
Tellabs retained WiChorus’ office in San Jose, Calif., and employees around the world. Rehan Jalil, former CEO and founder of WiChorus, has joined Tellabs as senior vice president - mobile Internet, reporting to Pullen. The combined company employs about 3,300 people worldwide.