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Brocade divests final software assets with vEPC and SDN sales

Brocade was looking poised to be an interesting player in the emerging world of virtualized telco networks, but that was before it was acquired by Broadcom last November. The chip giant wanted Brocade’s core hardware offerings and as part of the process of finalizing the deal, buyers were found for several other smaller, but higher growth businesses. The latest deal concerns the virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) which Brocade built around its purchase of Connectem, and which has now been acquired by Mavenir. This transaction follows the purchase of the Ruckus carrier WiFi business by Arris, and the spin-off of the SDN controller into a start-up called Lumina Networks. Mavenir itself is a recently completed mash-up of telco software companies.…

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