Starent Networks

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Starent Networks
Industry Networking hardware
Fate acquired by Cisco Systems
Headquarters Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
Area served
Products Routers
Parent Cisco Systems

Starent Networks was an information technology and computer networking products company. It was headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA, with major engineering facilities in Pune, India and Bangalore, India. On December 18, 2009, Cisco completed the acquisition of Starent Networks.

Starent is a provider of infrastructure products that enabled mobile operators to deliver multimedia services such as video, Internet access, voice-over-IP, e-mail, mobile TV, photo sharing, and gaming to their subscribers. The products act as gateways that connect the radio access network to the IP network. The gateways allow the service provider to have fine control over the end user experience of the high bandwidth/low latency applications, transaction accounting details and access control.

On October 13, 2009, Cisco announced a plan to purchase Starent for $2.9 billion USD. On December 18, 2009, Cisco completed acquisition of Starent Networks.[1]


  1. ^ "Cisco Completes Acquisition of Starent Networks". 18 December 2009. 

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