Ericsson acquires Airvana Network Solutions’ EVDO business

Ericsson has acquired Airvana Network Solutions’ EVDO business.

Financial details are not known.

The transaction was structured as a stock purchase.

ericsson_logoEricsson and Airvana will jointly seek dismissal of the lawsuit filed by Airvana in February 2012, against Ericsson in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, USA.

As part of the deal, Airvana’s approximately 38 EVDO specialists joined Ericsson group.

Airvana Network Solutions supplies EVDO software, which enables data transmission in a CDMA wireless network and is an important part of the CDMA ecosystem, to Ericsson.

“We recognize that CDMA will continue to be an important technology in the operators’ networks. We continue our vertical integration strategy for key CDMA products and strengthen our control over product portfolio, ensuring long-term support to our customers with the ability to better respond to their requirements,” said Paul Challoner, vice president, head of CDMA Radio product.

Ericsson has completed the acquisition of Microsoft’s Mediaroom and Telcocell. Addition of Microsoft’s Mediaroom business enables Ericsson to become the largest IPTV middleware technology and solutions provider. The acquisition of Telcocell complements Ericsson’s existing Business Support Systems product portfolio.

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