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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire ClearAccess

Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately held ClearAccess. ClearAccess provides TR-069 standards-based, cloud, and onsite management software for residential and mobile devices. This acquisition is yet another example of Cisco’s commitment to help service providers improve customer experiences by enhancing their ability to manage mobile and cloud-based services, including video entertainment.

Service providers are faced with growing network complexity, massive amounts of data, and increasing numbers of devices on their networks—many of them in the home. Together, Cisco and ClearAccess will enable service providers to more effectively deliver value to end users by improving the delivery of video, data, voice, rich content, and other services into an increasingly complex residential environment. ClearAccess helps to complete Cisco’s end-to-end management solutions for service providers, extending from the core of the network all the way into the connected home.

As we continue to use all of Cisco’s tools to drive innovation, acquisitions such as ClearAccess will help bring top talent, new technology, and business models into Cisco. M&A remains a key part of our build, buy, and partner innovation framework and supports our strategy of providing best-in-class solutions for our customers. The ClearAccess acquisition is well-aligned to our strategic goals of building software platforms and driving business and technology architectures. I am very excited to welcome the world-class team from ClearAccess to the Cisco family.

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  1. Nice post! You have worked hard on jotting down the essential information. Keep sharing the good work in future too.

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  2. Service providers are faced with growing network complexity, massive amounts of data, and increasing numbers of devices on their networks—many of them in the home.

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  3. a real nice acquisition from cisco

    cisco has a growth strategy , and i think it will keep the company at the top in the industry

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  4. Consolidation of business is key to excellence and Cisco seems to be opting for the right path. Cheers to its growth!!!!!

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  5. I believe that ClearAccess could really improve the customer experience significantly. Hopefully this will work out well..

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  6. what are the advantage and disadvtanges of growing my business organically or via merger and acquistions?

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    • Hilton Romanski

      We view the combination of build, buy, and partner as the three pillars of Cisco’s innovation strategy. Regarding your specific question of build vs. buy, if you can organically build superior products and services in time to intersect favorably with the market opportunity and customer needs, you should do so. If you cannot, and other companies can, then M&A can be a powerful tool to maintain innovation leadership. M&A can also be a critical way to catalyze change inside of a company and to bring new talent, skills and DNA that enable acceleration and/or transformation in key businesses. We see these factors as part of the rationale for acquiring ClearAccess.

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  7. Cisco has taken a good step with this. ClearAccess can help Cisco improve the technology further.

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  8. Great post, love Cisco!

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  9. I like your article, great and niche

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  10. Wow…it is really a nice post…thanks for sharing it

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  11. the future of the networking is after Cisco. No Doubts.

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  12. Cisco is a real innovator!

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  13. Good and nice article, thank you for sharing this. <3

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  14. Interesting development – I’ll be keeping an eye on this!

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  15. really good new about our developers.. thanx for sharing

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  16. Improving customer experiences is a top priority for any serious company. I believe Cisco is becoming a leader in this field!

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  17. Thank you, I have recently been searching for information about this topic for ages and yours is the best I have discovered so far. And I’d like to say that I really like what you’re posting here.

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  18. Cisco has been and will continue to fuel innovation in networking.

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  19. Hope that the acquisition between Cisco and ClearAccess will bring big benefits for long term business of Cisco. And also for Cisco’s customers.

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  20. Cisco and ClearAccess would spell great customer service experience for its users.

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  21. Veru nice announcement. I am waiting to het help from that.
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  22. nice post,,,, its realy good to read for newbie like me, thanks and keep posting

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  23. Yes it is. And no one on earth who has mind can neglect the intellectual person’s statement. Its a wise blog.

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  24. good service cisco..

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  25. Nice Info! cisco always create a good technology and that will be good for everybody like Clear Access aquisition.

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  26. I agree, long term benefits from this partnership.

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  27. ClearAccess improve the customer and it also get the success.

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  28. This combination can only mean greater value for shareholders.

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  29. Thanks, very useful knowledge.

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  30. An interesting read.

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  31. Great knowledge, thanks for sharing.

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  32. A good service for cisco

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