Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire AXIOSS Software Assets

 Cisco announced  yesterday its intent to acquire AXIOSS software assets and associated employees for $31 million.

According to Cisco, the acquisition will enable an extension of network and service management technologies across its next-generation IP network platforms and will allow for the quick and efficient launch of data, new video, mobility and cloud services to their customers.

AXIOSS is the U.K. subsidiary of Comptel Corporation and the deal is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2011.

“As more users, connected mobile Internet devices and bandwidth intensive applications drive the explosive growth in IP-based networks, service providers continue to invest in their infrastructure to support customers’ needs,” said Jesper Andersen, senior vice president and general manager of the Network Management Technology Group for Cisco.  “With the acquisition of AXIOSS software and talent, we will help enable service providers to generate greater profits using a single management architecture to drive quick monetization and optimization of their Cisco network investments.”

The AXIOSS software suite is a fulfillment platform that will strengthen the Cisco service provider management offering by automating ordering and fulfillment. This software provides management capabilities for network services in both Cisco’s five company priorities and Cisco Prime resulting in better management of their network and network services.

“Through the acquisition of AXIOSS software and talent we will be investing in a unique set of technology and skills in the U.K. that will be a valuable addition to Cisco’s network management portfolio,” said Jordi Ferrer, managing director of U.K. Service Provider and Media for Cisco. “Cisco will deliver network management technology and services that will help service providers significantly increase the speed and lower the costs of delivering a wide range of voice, video and data services to their customers.”

AXIOSS software suite has already been integrated into the Cisco managed services solutions. The Cisco Advanced Services operational support systems practice will offer customization, implementation, and integration services for the Cisco Prime fulfillment platform. The AXIOSS team will be integrated into the CiscoNMTG and Cisco Advanced Services Group bringing strong software development to support the Cisco Prime platform.

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