Citrix has closed the acquisition of Bytemobile, which provides data and video optimisation solutions for mobile operators. Bytemobile will form a new service provider platforms team within the Citrix cloud networking product group. The acquisition will give Citrix a key foothold in the operator market and create an important new “on-ramp” for its cloud networking business.
Chris Koopmans, formerly chief operating officer of Bytemobile, has been appointed vice president and general manager of Citrix service provider platforms, which will be part of the Citrix cloud networking group. Koopmans will direct operations focused on building solutions for Citrix mobile networking and telecommunications customers. Citrix will continue to serve and support Bytemobile’s global customer base of more than 130 operators.
With the acquisition of Bytemobile, Citrix says it will enable operators to deliver an unparalleled user experience to mobile subscribers, while managing exponential growth in network data traffic with high performance, visibility and efficiency.