After collaborating on the Bytemobile T1100 Traffic Director, which helps operators scale next-gen mobile networks and apps with the application-delivery intelligence and performance of the NEBS-compliant Citrix NetScaler platform, Citrix now plans to buy its partner.
No financial details were disclosed.
The deal will give cloud-proponent Citrix entrée to core infrastructures of more than 130 mobile operators in 60 countries, enabling mobile workstyles and power cloud services. Already approved by both boards, the transaction should close during the third quarter. At that time, Bytemobile will form a new Service Provider Platforms team, part of the Citrix Cloud Networking product group.
Based near Citrix’s Silicon Valley headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Bytemobile employs some 300 global staffers. The company says its customers serve more than 2 billion subscribers and process more than 20 petabytes of data traffic through customer networks daily.
Comments Klaus Oestermann, group vice president/general manager of cloud networking at Citrix, “With the integration of Bytemobile technology, products and intellectual capital, Citrix will be uniquely positioned to be a leader in the global mobile data and video infrastructure market in the LTE era. The integration of Bytemobile will enable us to extend our value proposition to the edge of the network, bringing content closer to the end user.”
He continues, “The benefits to network operators and their subscribers include faster, more efficient, more reliable, and more manageable networks; higher performance resulting in better service and a better user experience; and scalability to process growing volumes of data traffic at a much lower cost.”