[VoiceOps] Cisco acquires Broadsoft for approx the GDP of Belize

Carlos Alvarez caalvarez at gmail.com
Mon Oct 23 14:57:39 EDT 2017

My only one thought was laughter.  One awful company buying another one.
Cisco has destroyed every company they've acquired, but this time there's
really no room to go downward.  One good thing though; I've noticed a trend
where Cisco buys out a good company, let's say Meraki, turns it to crap,
and new players blow them away now that the competition is gone (Ubiquiti,

Also I have no idea what the GDP of Belize is, but I have a joke about
bears going to bars there, and my favorite hot sauce in the world is from

On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 11:53 AM, Ryan Delgrosso <ryandelgrosso at gmail.com>

> https://www.reuters.com/article/us-broadsoft-m-a-cisco-
> systems/cisco-buys-broadsoft-for-1-71-bln-in-software-push-idUSKBN1CS02Q
> I cant say im surprised but in this day and age i suspect there will be
> far less technical synergies than anyone is hoping for.
> I suspect this bodes best for Metaswitch and netsapiens as some SP's will
> undoubtedly reconsider BSFT as a platform strategy.
> Also directly from the article:
>        "BroadSoft provides software and services that enable mobile,
> fixed-line and cable service providers to offer so-called unified
> communications over their internet protocol networks." ... ouch
> Any other thoughts?
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