Arris International has completed its acquisition of Brocade’s Rukus Wireless and ICX Switch business, the tech firm has announced.
The deal is worth $800 million.
Arris was able to pick up Rukus from Broadcom after the semi-conductor manufacturer bought the company as part of its acquisition of Brocade Communications, which had itself purchased Ruckus for $1.5 billion in April 2016. The deal had been delayed after regulatory issues with the Broadcom purchase.
Dan Rabinovitsj, previously COO of Ruckus Wireless, will lead a new Arris Enterprise Networks business segment.
“This combination underscores our shared vision of achieving market leadership across wireless and wired networks in close partnership with our valued customers and channel partners,” said Rabinovitsj. “We’re very excited about the collaboration opportunities across our product portfolios to enable connectivity from the office to the home and to all the places in between. Joining ARRIS means we still do what Ruckus does best, but on a larger, global scale. I’m excited to lead the Ruckus Networks team into our next stage of growth and innovation.”
The Ruckus business contains little overlap with its new owner, targeting sectors including hospitality, education, government, service providers, housing, and sports & entertainment venues. It’s a leader in the small-cell CBRS LTE market.
“I’m proud to welcome the 1,700 talented Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business employees into the Arris family,” said Bruce McClelland, Arris CEO. “It’s an important milestone, not only for Arris but for our industries. Ruckus’ unmatched expertise in wireless and wired networking perfectly complements our growth strategy of driving towards a constantly connected, mobile future.”
Ruckus will operate as a dedicated business under Enterprise Networks. The business will focus on the delivery of high-performance wireless and wired network infrastructure, with a channel-led sales strategy.