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Mavenir Buys Stoke for Security, Small CellMavenir Buys Stoke for Security, Small Cell

The buy also gets Mavenir high-profile Asian customers like NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank.

Dan Jones

November 14, 2014

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Mavenir Buys Stoke for Security, Small Cell

Mavenir is buying Stoke for an undisclosed sum to boost its network security story, global customer base, and enter the small cell market.

Mavenir Systems Inc. said Thursday that buying Stoke Inc. will allow it to add an LTE security gateway to its existing Session Border Controller and evolved Packet Data Gateway. (See The Rise of Virtual EPC.)

Stoke also has a good customer presence in Asia. In particular, NTT DoCoMo Inc. (NYSE: DCM) and SoftBank Mobile Corp. are customers for the security gateway. (See Stoke Gets Bigger in Japan With SoftBank.)

For more on developments in security strategies, see our dedicated mobile security channel here on Light Reading. Mavenir also says that the Stoke acquisition will allow it to enter into the small cell market with its own small cell gateway. Stoke first emerged in 2005 as a fixed-mobile convergence startup. It raised around $92 million in multiple VC funding rounds. (See Stoke Uncloaks.) The acquisition is expected to close before November 21. — Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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