Calix, Inc. (CALX: Quote) and Ericsson (ERIC: Quote) announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Calix will acquire Ericsson's fiber access assets. The acquisition transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012, but financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The two companies also announced that they have signed a global reseller agreement, under which Calix will become Ericsson's preferred global partner for broadband access applications.
The acquisition brings together the industry's highest capacity GPON solution, deployed by major service providers worldwide, with North America's leading access portfolio. Ericsson's fiber access assets expected to be included are the Ericsson EDA 1500 GPON solution and its complementary ONT portfolio.
After close of the transaction, Calix said it expects operations related to the acquired assets to be accretive to non-GAAP earnings per share.
The global reseller agreement between the two companies allows Ericsson to sell Calix Unified Access systems and software as its preferred fiber and VDSL2 access solution in 180 countries worldwide. This preferred partnership becomes effective upon the close of the acquisition and remains effective for three years.
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