Cisco Wraps BroadSoft Buy, Paves Way for Major Cloud Expansion

Cisco on Friday closed its acquisition of BroadSoft, the cloud UC and services provider. The purchase made a big splash when it was announced back in October.The deal, worth $1.9 billion, puts Cisco on the fast track to having a full, multitenant SaaS collaboration solution, partnerships with more than 450 telecom carriers in 80 countries, and about 19 million BroadSoft business subscribers.

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By combining BroadSoft’s open interface and standards-based solutions primarily delivered via service provider partners, with Cisco’s existing portfolio, the combined company will offer what is says are “best-of-breed solutions” for businesses of all sizes — delivered through VAR and service-provider partners. Together, Cisco and BroadSoft will deliver a full suite of rich collaboration experiences to power the future of work, the vendor wrote.

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