10. Cisco Continues To Bet Big On Mobility
Mobility continued to be a major priority for Cisco in 2013, with the company making multiple acquisitions to bulk up its Service Provider Mobility Group.
One such buy was Cisco's $475 million acquisition of Ra'anana, Israel-based Intucell, which makes self-optimizing network software for configuring and managing mobile carrier networks. The deal, which closed in February, came on the heels of several other mobility-focused Cisco acquisitions, including that of policy control and service management specialist BroadHop in December 2012.
Cisco's mobility buying blitz continued in 2013 with its April acquisition of Ubiquisys, a U.K.-based manufacturer of 3G and 4G small-cell technologies for mobile networking, for $310 million.