AT&T (NYSE: T) has completed its previously announced acquisition of the VyattaÂ® network operating system and associated assets of Brocade Communications Systems, the company said.
The deal also included the hiring of several dozen Brocade employees.
The Brocade employees joining AT&T are mostly located in California and the U.K.
AT&T expects to virtualize and software-control 75% of its network by 2020. AT&T plans to hit 55% by the end of 2017. A key part of that plan is hiring employees and training current staff in software-defined networking, security, data analytics and other new technologies.
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