SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Aurora Networks, Inc., the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, announced today the acquisition of the assets of Harmonic’s optical transmission equipment business. The acquisition will increase Aurora Networks’ market share lead in the optical transport market by significantly increasing its installed base for next-generation service-providing products and creating long-term strategic growth opportunities.
With recent shifts in the market over the last few months, Aurora Networks’ strategic acquisition places the company in a solid position to withstand industry turbulence that is expected to continue into 2014. As competitors have made moves to broaden and dilute the spectrum of their products and services, Aurora Networks will continue to focus on a product strategy providing cable operators with the best technology, well-received by its customers, to enable them to address targeted problems.
What Harmonic Says
“We’ve entered into this agreement because Aurora Networks is an established, trusted and well respected industry player,” said Patrick Harshman, CEO and president of Harmonic. “The direction of Harmonic has evolved to shift away from Cable Access and we selected Aurora Networks to purchase our Cable Access business because of its scale, strategic focus and commitment to customer care.”
What Aurora Networks Says
“Acquiring the assets of Harmonic’s optical transport business extends our Access leadership position by adding to our footprint within the cable industry,” said Guy Sucharczuk, chairman, president and CEO of Aurora Networks. “We are dedicated to the evolution of cable infrastructure. This strategic move is an opportunity for us to further accelerate our innovations, continue to grow and ensure that the networks of current customers and expanded customer base from Harmonic can meet challenges today and well into the future.”
About Aurora Networks
As the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, Aurora Networks is dedicated to the evolution of the broadband industry by providing optimized solutions that enable operators to accommodate ever-growing capacity needs. Along with its superior customer service and support, Aurora Networks is delivering innovation for the future. To learn more about Aurora Networks’ core solutions, please call 408-235-7000 or visit www.aurora.com.
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