Communications software firm Aricent yesterday agreed to acquire DataLinx to beef up its US consulting and systems integration services.
Financial terms of the deal have not been made public.
DataLinx is based in Tarrytown, New York and has over 400 consultants on staff, all of which are based in the US. All are expected to join Aricent.
The company also has 4 additional offices in the US and one in Canada.
Like Arcient, Datalinx focuses on the communications sector and provides a range of planning, development, implementation and support services.
CEO Ash Bhardwaj said that Aricent will now be able to deliver full lifecycle solutions to wireless, wireline, cable and satellite service providers, offering a combined line of service provider products for network capacity planning, subscriber management, billing mediation, service activation, CRM and workforce management.
Palo Alto, California Aricent is owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Sequoia Capital and Flextronics International and has more than 350 communications service providers on its books including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung, and Vodafone.
The company said the acquisition of Datalinx is part of strategy to expand geographically and tap raw talent and skills in the communications sector.
Aricent also announced that it has opened up a new 3G and 4G development center in Mexico. Last year it opened development centers in China and the UK and expanded existing centers in India and Ukraine.
The company also claims it is making in-roads into the nascent Eastern European and Central Asian markets, signing up Ukrtelecom, a telecoms provider owned by the Ukraine government, as a customer.