HCL Technologies has acquired Cisco’s Self-Optimizing Network technology in an all-cash deal for $49 mn. The acquisition, which includes products and services built on the tech, will help HCL to cater to its telecom clients, as SON has become a major component of 5G network. Employees working on SON tech will move to HCL, as part of the deal. SON technology uses ML and a set of apps to boost performance, harmonise multiple technologies.

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