Citrix acquires Bytemobile

Last week Citrix announced the achievement of a definitive agreement to acquire Bytemobile, a privately held company founded in 2000 and focused on video optimization over mobile networks.

The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2012.

Bytemobile will open the doors of more than 130 mobile operators in 60 countries to Citrix, significantly increasing the company’s market reach and expanding his mobile solutions portfolio with new synergies.

With the advent of the Cloud Era, mobile operators are experiencing explosive growth in network traffic, driven by the combination of new consumer devices, rich multimedia content, and high speed 3G, 4G and LTE networks. By joining forces, Citrix and Bytemobile will be able to offer these operators combined solutions that deliver a high quality user experience to mobile subscribers, while helping operators manage the exponential growth of mobile network traffic with the best performance, visibility and efficiency. The acquisition builds on a strategic partnership announced earlier this year that combined the Bytemobile Smart Capacity™ technology with the Citrix NetScaler® line of cloud networking solutions.