By Telecom Lead Team: Telcordia Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS) business
unit, a provider of research and innovation for the communications industry,
has now become a wholly owned subsidiary of Telcordia Technologies.
The reorganization is aimed at
lessening any US Government concerns arising from the recent acquisition of
Telcordia by Ericsson.
The reorganization officially
separates the former research and development strategic business unit from
Telcordia. Also, it ensures the continuity of product and service delivery to
Telcordia ATS government clients albeit under a new name.
“Applied Communication Sciences
continues its long tradition from its Bell Labs origins of creating
innovative technologies and services to solve the hardest, most complex
information and communications problems. We will continue to bring together
applied research, and consulting and engineering capabilities to help
commercial enterprises and government agencies across the globe fully exploit
the future of communications,” said Brent Greene, CEO, Applied Communication
Applied Communication Sciences will
continue to deliver research and advanced network solutions, with an emphasis
on cyber security and critical infrastructure protection (CIP), cyber
integration and emergency preparedness for its key customers in the defense and
Brent Greene will oversee
day-to-day operations of Applied Communication Sciences and will report to a
newly formed and U.S. government-approved Proxy Board of Directors.
The exceptional military, federal
agency and commercial credentials of the Proxy Board will help ensure the
continuity and reliability of the company’s government business. The selection
of our board was critical to demonstrate our long-term commitment to the
government sector,” Greene added.
Recently, Ericsson completed the
Telcordia for $1.15 billion in an all cash transaction, on a cash and debt-free
basis. Telcordia is now part of the Ericsson Group and its approximately 2,600
skilled employees have joined Ericsson.