ADTRAN buys broadband tech co SmartRG

ADTRAN, a global provider of networking solutions, announced its decision to acquire  SmartRG, a supplier of connected home platforms and cloud services for broadband service providers. Financial details were not disclosed.
adtran-for-telecomsADTRAN is buying SmartRG as part of its strategy to assist its broadband customers to lower costs, simplify and scale networks and grow revenue by creating higher-value and lasting relationships with their customers.

SmartRG, based in Vancouver, Washington, has more than 3 million devices in service and over 1.3 million devices under management in North America, the Caribbean and South America.

The company expects to scale and drive growth through its differentiated software solutions as more customers shift from closed, proprietary options to SmartOS — its open-source-based, cloud-enabled solution suite.

Both ADTRAN and SmartRG have delivered solutions based on open, programmable and scalable designs that interoperate and manage other devices as the market has shifted toward Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

The combination of ADTRAN and SmartRG will enable broadband providers to improve subscriber experience from the access network into any home or business.

ADTRAN Mosaic and Smart OS provide end-to-end management and orchestration solutions from cloud edge to subscriber edge. This acquisition emphasizes ADTRAN’s commitment to helping broadband providers lower operating expenses and connect everyone and everything with internet.

“SmartRG’s customer base exemplifies its market leadership and we are committed to a smooth transition, as we move toward full collaboration and integration with our Mosaic platforms,” Jay Wilson, senior vice president of Technology and Strategy at ADTRAN, said in a statement.

“As fiber-based residential networks become a reality and bandwidth is no longer the gating factor, value creation will come from the ability to optimize the subscriber experience,” said SmartRG President and CEO Jeff McInnis.