Mavenir Has Bought Brocade's Virtualized EPC Biz

31 July 2017

Mavenir has bought Brocade's virtualized EPC business, putting it in competition with Affirmed, as well as other major radio access players.

Mavenir said Monday that it had acquired the assets of Brocade's vEPC business -- including 22 patents -- for an undisclosed sum. Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD) itself bought into the market in March 2015 with its acquisition of Connectem. 

Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) software handles the LTE data and call connection functions that used to be done with a series of gateways and nodes in the mobile core network.