Cisco Scoops Up Self-Optimizing Network Vendor Intucell

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) will plunk down nearly a half-billion dollars–$475 million to be precise–for Intucell, a four-year-old Israeli developer of self-optimizing network (SON) software that enables mobile carriers to configure, manage and heal cellular networks automatically in real time. It’s no overstatement to say that the Cisco deal is a windfall for Intucell, which landed $6 million in venture funding from Bessemer Venture Partners early in 2011. The company’s software tracks the network’s health and levels of congestion, monitoring the transmission power of each (IT news)