Ericsson takes-over CENX
Written by: Philip Mason | Published:

Ericsson is set to acquire CENX, a US-based service technology company specialising in cloud-native service assurance and automation. The industry giant believes that the move will strengthen its position as a leader in the operations support system (OSS) and managed services markets.

Ericsson will acquire 100 percent of the shares in CENX, “boosting its portfolio with vendor-agnostic service assurance and closed-loop automation capability.” It has held a minority stake in the latter company since 2012, and it will take on approximately 185 employees.

Mats Karlsson, head of solution area OSS at Ericsson, said: "Dynamic orchestration is crucial in 5G-ready virtualised networks. By bringing CENX into Ericsson, we can continue to build upon the strong competitive advantage we have started as partners. I look forward to meeting and welcoming our new colleagues.”

Ed Kennedy CEO, CENX said: “For us to take the step to fully join Ericsson gives us the best possible worldwide platform to realise CENX’s ultimate goal – autonomous networking for all. Our closed-loop service assurance automation capability complements Ericsson’s existing portfolio very well.”

CENX was founded in 2009 and has its headquarters in Jersey City, New Jersey. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

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