Cloud communications software provider Ribbon Communications has completed its acquisition of ECI Telecom Group.
Ribbon Communications has announced that it has completed the acquisitions of the ECI Telecom Group, a global provider of end-to-end packet-optical transport and SDN/NFV solutions for service providers, enterprises, and data center operators. The combination of Ribbon and ECI creates a communications software and networking company with a comprehensive portfolio of advanced voice, security, data, and optical networking solutions.
Software-based, real-time communications security
The merger advances Ribbon’s strategy of expanding into the service provider 5G data domain with bundled network analytics, intelligence and security offerings. After the merger, Ribbon enhances its existing customer offerings with ECI’s packet optical transport solutions.
Bruce McClelland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ribbon said,
“We are thrilled to welcome ECI to the Ribbon family. Our expanded product offering combines ECI’s leadership in packet optical networking with our existing proven portfolio of software-based, real-time communications security, analytics, and digital transformation solutions.
Our new organization will leverage the strength and presence of our global sales force to create a very formidable market leader in the communications industry. ECI’s solutions are specifically designed to address the rapidly growing 5G ecosystem. We look forward to working closely with all of our employees to leverage Ribbon’s strong foundation to build sustained, long-term growth.”
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