HCL to acquire Cisco’s SON technology

HCL Technologies, (HCL) has announced its intent to acquire Cisco’s Self-Optimizing Network (SON) technology.

This acquisition will help HCL meet the growing needs of its customers in the telecommunications industry, which includes tier- one communications service providers globally, by adding the power of Cisco’s SON’s multi-vendor multi-technology and application support to its clients.

The Cisco SON technology is a powerful platform that uses machine learning (ML) and a set of applications to automate the Radio Access Network (RAN). It helps customers boost performance, harmonize the multiple technologies that comprise a RAN, and maximize the capabilities of existing infrastructures, resulting in reduced capital and operational expenditures. As part of the deal, some employees who work on Cisco’s SON technology will move from Cisco to HCL.

Sukamal Banerjee, Corporate Vice President, HCL Technologies said, “We are proud to lead the next phase of the Cisco SON business journey, especially regarding 5G, and look forward to supporting new and existing customers with continued innovation. We also want to extend a warm welcome to the Cisco SON team members joining HCL.”

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