Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) will acquire Intucell, a self-optimizing network software developer, for $475 million.
Intucell’s software helps mobile carriers plan, configure, manage and optimize cellular networks automatically. The technology helps to identify issues with network bandwidth and fix them.
The Ra'anana, Israel-based target will be integrated into Cisco’s service provider mobility group.
Cisco makes technology products, including telephones, networks and data centers. The San Jose, Calif.-based buyer has been quite acquisitive, especially in 2012.
In November, Cisco agreed to buy Meraki, a San Francisco-based cloud-technology firm, for roughly $1.2 billion as well as software company Cloupia for $125 million in cash.
Also last year, it purchased Foster City, Calif.-based Truviso Inc., a provider of network data analysis and reporting software, for an undisclosed price. It also paid $5 billion to News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA) and private equity firm Permira to buy digital video technology company NDS Group Ltd.