Turin Networks to merge with Force 10

Carrier Ethernet vendor Turin Networks, one of the vendors chasing the mobile backhaul market, is set to merge with Gigabit Ethernet enterprise vendor Force 10 Networks. Some observers are calling the deal a defensive move in preparation for what is expected to be a year of lighter carrier spending and technology spending in general, though the combination of Turin's mobile backhaul focus and Force 10's data center focus would have the combined company pursuing two of the hottest spending sectors in the otherwise difficult market environment. Turin bulked up its backhaul assets when it acquired Carrier Access Corp. in Dec. 2007.

For more:
Light Reading has this report

Related articles
Turin bought Carrier Access in December 2007
The IP/MPLS Forum approved a new mobile backhaul spec last fall

Suggested Articles

LF Edge, an umbrella organization that's part of the Linux Foundation, announced the second release of its Akraino Edge Stack.

Chris Young is leaving his role as CEO of cybersecurity firm McAfee to become a senior advisor with TPG Capital, which has a majority stake in McAfee.

CenturyLink wins a $1.6 billion contract with the U.S. Department of Interior to upgrade its network services and modernize its IT solutions.