ADTRAN to Acquire Nokia Siemens Networks Fixed Line Broadband Access Business
ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN) announced today that it plans to acquire, through an asset sale and purchase agreement, the Nokia Siemens Networks fixed line Broadband Access business, and associated professional services and network management solutions. The planned acquisition would include the Broadband Access intellectual properties, technologies and the established customer base.
As part of this planned transaction, up to approximately 400 people, including engineering, R&D, sales and professional services employees, are expected to transfer to ADTRAN globally. The agreement also includes provisions which would allow ADTRAN solutions to be incorporated by Nokia Siemens Networks into its customer propositions, broadening ADTRAN's business opportunities.
The planned transaction is expected to close by the end of April 2012 subject to the completion of a consultation process with certain employees and their representatives, finalization of transition services agreements and customary closing conditions. After close of the planned transaction ADTRAN expects the acquired business will be neutral to diluted earnings per share for the first full year and accretive thereafter.
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