Webinar: Cisco-Broadsoft Merger: A new Cloud Comms Landscape?
Thursday, 22 February 2018 from 4:00 PM GMT
As the Cisco-Broadsoft merger has been completed, Cavell will be re-exploring and reflecting on the impact the merger will have on the industry in a free webinar on 22nd February.
Since our last webinar which we ran just after the deal was announced, Cavell has been undertaking some primary research with Broadsoft providers and the wider industry looking at their views and feedback on what the merger will mean for them and the industry in general.
Cavell will be sharing these insights in our webinar as well as our thoughts on what this acquisition means to the cloud communications market.
We will also be exploring the changing vendor landscape with representation from Broadsoft, Ribbon, Centile and Metaswitch on our opening panel at the Cloud Comms Summit in London on the 8th of March. We have a great agenda with industry experts contributing on panels and keynotes throughout the day. Ticketsare still available, but are running out fast so book now to learn how this ever-changing industry is evolving.
Webinar: The impact of Cisco acquiring Broadsoft
on the Service Provider community
In light of recent news, Cavell will be holding a webinar to address the impact of Cisco's acquisition of Broadsoft
on the Service Provider community. Join* this session to learn how this will influence/affect you.
On Monday, the 23rd of October, Cisco and BroadSoft announced a definitive agreement for Cisco to acquire publicly-held BroadSoft, Inc. Pursuant to the agreement, Cisco will pay $55 per share, in cash, in exchange for each share of BroadSoft, or an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.9 billion net of cash.
With this acquisition, Cisco has filled the SME hole in its cloud communications portfolio and become the largest commercial platform owner in Europe.
Matt Townend from Cavell states: “This acquisition represents a logical move from Cisco filling a large gap in its portfolio and securing ongoing relationships with Service Providers. One of Broadsoft’s key assets was its Tier 1 and 2 global Service Provider customer base which consisted of over 600 Service Providers.”
Whether these Service Providers will see working with Cisco as a benefit only time will tell.
See full blog post here
Director of Research & Consulting, Cavell Group
Senior Analyst, Cavell Group