Verizon has announced a definitive agreement to acquire EdgeCast, a leading content delivery network (CDN) company. The acquisition is expected to be important for Verizon as it should strengthen its content-delivery business and comes after its recent purchase of UpLync, a digital-media-streaming company. In a similar way to its UpLync acquisition, Verizon will integrate EdgeCast’s… Read more
On Dec. 2, 2013, Akamai announced a definitive agreement to acquire Prolexic Technologies, a cloud-based DDoS (distributed denial of service)-protection provider. According to Akamai, the acquisition is an important step forward in achieving its objective of making the Internet fast, reliable and secure. Web-acceleration and Web-security services are extremely important if today’s businesses are to… Read more
What’s happened? Telecoms-software vendor CSG International (CSGI) has announced the acquisition of key assets of Volubill, a supplier of integrated policy and charging products for the telecoms industry. Financial terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed.