Enterprise IT business Citrix has agreed to acquire California-based Bytemobile, which it describes as a leading provider of data and video optimisation solutions for mobile network operators. It notes that the acquisition expands its market reach by providing a foothold in the core infrastructure of more than 130 mobile operators in 60 countries. Both companies had formed a strategic partnership earlier this year.
Klaus Oestermann, group vice president and general manager of cloud networking at Citrix, said “The cloud and mobile revolutions are rapidly converging, and mobile operators are at the heart of this convergence. 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. 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.”