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Ericsson acquires Optimi and expands network management capabilities

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Ericsson has announced that it is buying Optimi Corporation, a US Spanish telecommunications vendor providing products and services within the networks optimization and management sector with a strong focus on operations support systems (OSS ) based optimization services. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition brings in approximately 200 staff and a complete portfolio of services and tools.

Today, network performance is on everybody's mind. Operators want to reduce churn, and see network optimization as a way to both increase quality and reduce cost. For a telecom service provider, network optimization presents the challenge to optimize not only wireless networks, but also to balance the utilization of these technologies. This opens up an opportunity for Ericsson to offer products and services providing more efficient planning, rollout and optimization of radio networks.

"The Optimi portfolio complements our existing OSS portfolio, which today is largely deployed among networks managed by Ericsson," said Magnus Mandersson, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Global Services, Ericsson. "Network optimization is already a core business for Ericsson. Today's acquisition is further proof of our commitment to support our customers in the transformation currently taking place within the telecommunications industry."

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