Amdocs Buys Actix’s SON and Wants to Control Your RAN

Jason Marcheck

Jason Marcheck

In a market where the term ‘telco/IT convergence’ has become one of the most sprawling, and potentially amorphous, terms since, well, fixed/mobile convergence, one of last week’s largely unheralded M&A events might just provide the most pointed example of true convergence than we’ve seen in a while.  Probably due to offending the PR gods, when Amdocs announced its acquisition of Actix it unfortunately came amidst the cacophony of Verizon buying out Vodaphone, and Microsoft assuming most of Nokia. As a result, what got largely drowned out was the implication that Actix’s SON capabilities hold for Amdocs as it seeks to leverage the capabilities of its integrated OSS/BSS platform to help influence wireless network performance in real time. Read more of this post