HCL Technologies announced on Friday that it would purchase Cisco’s Self-Optimizing Network (SON) technology, as part of an acquisition that would build on its product and platform-focused (mode 3) strategy and would help it meet the needs of its telecommunications customers, including tier one communications service providers around the world.
Unlike its competitors, HCL Technologies has focused heavily on the sale of products and platforms. As part of this strategy, he bought IBM products for almost $ 2 billion in 2018.
Cisco SON technology is a platform that uses machine learning and a set of applications to automate the Radio Access Network (RAN). It helps customers improve performance, harmonize the multiple technologies that make up a RAN, and maximize the capabilities of existing infrastructure, resulting in reduced capital and operating expenses.
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As part of the deal, some employees working on Cisco’s SON technology will switch from Cisco to HCL, the IT company said in a statement.
“HCL’s decision to proceed with this acquisition is part of our Mode 3 strategy. As we expand our footprint in this space and support the mobility needs of our customers; SON products and services will now be included in our telecommunications offerings. It will become even more important with 5G networks, ”said Sukamal Banerjee, corporate vice president, HCL Technologies.
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“We are proud to lead the next phase of Cisco SON’s business journey, particularly with regards to 5G, and look forward to supporting new and existing customers with continued innovation. We also extend a warm welcome to Cisco SON team members joining HCL, ”he added.