Adva acquires Overture for $35M, enhances NFV, EoC capabilities

Adva Optical Networking has acquired Overture for $35 million, furthering its network functions virtualization (NFV) and Ethernet over Copper (EoC) capabilities for its carrier customers.

As service providers implement NFV into their networks, Adva said it can offer customers an architecture that includes a mix of programmable hardware, software and orchestration products.

On the Ethernet front, the acquisition completes Adva's FSP 150 product line with an EoC platform, a programmable white-box network interface device (NID), a virtualized NID and an orchestration platform. This means Adva Optical Networking can now deliver CE-based cloud services in a hybrid or NFV-pure-play environment. 

But NFV and EoC aren't the only benefits of the acquisition. It also enables the German-based company to further its North American footprint by gaining access to Overture's existing customer base.

Adva hasn't been shy about conducting acquisitions to fill out its product portfolio.

In 2014, Adva purchased Oscilloquartz SA, a Neuchâtel, Switzerland-based network synchronization vendor, from Swatch Group to deliver a complete end-to-end solution and smooth migration for frequency and time synchronization. A particular focus of the Oscilloquartz SA acquisition was to target wireless backhaul opportunities.

Overture itself was also active on the M&A front, purchasing Hatteras in 2011 to gain complementary EoC capabilities. The vendor had found initial success for its EoTDM products with large incumbent telcos like Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T (NYSE: T). 

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This article was updated on Jan. 14 to note Adva purchased Overture for $35 million.