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Arris completes Ruckus acquisition

Arris has completed its US$800 million acquisition of Ruckus Wireless from Broadcom, along with the latter’s ICX Switch business.

Ruckus Wireless logoArris said the deal, which was first agreed in February, will position it for “a new phase of growth” by using the companies’ combined technology to enable next-generation wireless and wired networks.

Ruckus Wireless’ former COO, Dan Rabinovitsj, will lead a new Arris Enterprise Networks business segment, under which Ruckus Networks will operate as a dedicated business.

Ruckus Networks will focus on the delivery of “innovative, high-performance wireless and wired network infrastructure”, according to Arris.

“This combination underscores our shared vision of achieving market leadership across wireless and wired networks in close partnership with our valued customers and channel partners,” said Rabinovitsj.

“We’re very excited about the collaboration opportunities across our product portfolios to enable connectivity from the office to the home and to all the places in between. Joining ARRIS means we still do what Ruckus does best, but on a larger, global scale.”

Arris CEO Bruce McClelland said: “I’m proud to welcome the 1,700 talented Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business employees into the Arris family.”

“Ruckus’ unmatched expertise in wireless and wired networking perfectly complements our growth strategy of driving towards a constantly connected, mobile future.

“The acquisition brings diversification to our portfolio, building on our strength in networking and helping us to serve new verticals. Ultimately, our combined portfolios and scale will help our customers and partners deliver a smart, simple connected world for billions of people.”

The deal broadens Arris’s portfolio of networking products beyond the home into the education, public venue, enterprise, hospitality, and MDU segments.

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