Microsoft Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Metaswitch Networks

Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of virtualized network software and voice, data and communications solutions.

This announcement builds on Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Affirmed Networks, which closed on April 23, 2020.  Metaswitch’s complementary portfolio of ultra-high-performance, cloud-native communications software will expand Microsoft’s range of offerings for the telecommunications industry.

“Microsoft intends to leverage the talent and technology of these two organizations, extending the Azure platform to both deploy and grow these capabilities at scale in a way that is secure, efficient and creates a sustainable ecosystem,” explained Azure Networking Corporate VP Yousef Khalidi in a statement.