Redback Networks was a telecommunications equipment company, specializing in hardware and software used by ISPs to manage broadband services. In December 2006, Ericsson and Redback announced they had signed a definitive agreement under which Ericsson would acquire Redback. The transaction was completed in 2007, and Redback Networks is fully integrated in Ericsson.
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Redback Networks was founded in August, 1996 by
Gaurav Garg and Asher Waldfogel, and traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RBAK. It was acquired by Ericsson in January 2007. [1 ]
Redback creation (San Jose, CA, USA).
SMS 1800 (first BRAS/BNG).
Redback Networks acquires Siara Systems (SmartEdge 800/1200 platform) for $4.3 Billion.
SmartEdge 800 optical node (SONET/SDH switch).
SmartEdge 800 router (with PPA1 16 Cores 2.5 Gbits Network Processor).
SMS 10000SL StreamLiner.
SmartEdge service gateway (BRAS/BNG).
SmartEdge Ethernet aggregation (new PPA2 32 Cores 10 Gbits Network Processor).
Redback becomes a subsidiary of Ericsson.
SmartEdge 1200 (new XCRP4 Processor Card).
SmartEdge Ethernet aggregation (new PPA3 48 Cores 20 Gbits Network Processor).
SmartMetro SM480 (L2 Ethernet only version of the SmartEdge router).
SmartEdge 600 and SmartMetro SM240.
Redback is fully integrated in Ericsson. The SmartEdge router is integrated in the Ericsson IP Product Line.
SmartEdge 1200H (High Power version of the SE1200).
SmartEdge platforms support Ericsson's 3GPP Evolved Packet Core (EPC).
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