Jabber punches up Cisco's UC effort

Cisco Systems has agreed to acquire Jabber, a highly-regarded developer of presence technology and messaging applications that had lured previous investments from France Telecom, Intel and others. Aside from the France Telecom link, the deal could have significant implications for service providers and for Cisco's ongoing effort to realize more business from the service provider sector. Jabber actually has worked previouslywith carriers such as BT, former RBOC bellSouth (now AT&T) and Portugal Telecom on corporate enterprise messaging and presence solutions. Its technology may now play a key role in unified communications solutions that Cisco may seek to provide via its carrier partners, or on its own.

For more:
- see more info on the deal at FierceVoIP
- read this post at Light Reading Europe

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