ANDA Still on the Block
French transport vendor Ekinops SA had taken a close look at ANDA and been engaged in a potential acquisition but, according to a source in the Ethernet access sector, pulled out. (See Ekinops: Making Overtures to ANDA?)
Why? One industry expert, who requested anonymity, tells Light Reading that Ekinops was likely put off by the increasing dominance of Overture Networks Inc. , which recently boosted its market share and technology portfolio by merging with Hatteras to create a formidable player in the Ethernet access market. (See Overture & Hatteras Gang Up on Carrier Ethernet.)
So even though the Ethernet access market is currently enjoying a growth spurt -- see Carrier Ethernet Access Enters 2011 on a High -- there appear to be no takers currently for ANDA's assets.
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading