Redback Networks was a telecommunications equipment company, specializing in hardware and software used by ISPs to manage broadband services. In December 2006, Ericsson and Redback announced they had signed a definitive agreement under which Ericsson would acquire Redback. The transaction was completed in 2007, and Redback Networks is fully integrated in Ericsson in 2010.
|Subsidiary of Ericsson|
|Headquarters||San Jose, California|
|CEO: Georges Antoun|
|1996||August||Redback creation (San Jose, CA, USA).|
|1998||SMS 1800 (first BRAS/BNG).|
|1999||November||Redback Networks acquires Siara Systems (SmartEdge 800/1200 platform) for $4.3 Billion.|
|2000||July||SmartEdge 800 optical node (SONET/SDH switch).|
|2000||August||Redback Networks acquires Abatis Systems.|
|2001||October||SmartEdge 800 router (with PPA1 16 Cores 2.5 Gbits Network Processor).|
|2002||November||SMS 10000SL StreamLiner.|
|2003||June||SmartEdge service gateway (BRAS/BNG).|
|2005||June||SmartEdge Ethernet aggregation (new PPA2 32 Cores 10 Gbits Network Processor).|
|2007||January||Redback becomes a subsidiary of Ericsson.|
|2007||October||SmartEdge 1200 (new XCRP4 Processor Card, new PPA3 48 Cores 20 Gbits Network Processor).|
|2008||Q4||SmartEdge Ethernet aggregation|
|2009||Q1||SmartMetro SM480 (L2 Ethernet only version of the SmartEdge router).|
|2010||Q1||SmartEdge 600 and SmartMetro SM240.|
|2010||January||Redback is fully integrated in Ericsson. The SmartEdge router is integrated in the Ericsson IP Product Line.|
|2010||Q3||SmartEdge 1200H (High Power version of the SE1200).|
|2011||1H||SmartEdge platforms support Ericsson's 3GPP Evolved Packet Core (EPC).|
- "Ericsson Press Release".
- Wirbel, Loring. "Redback pays $4.3B for company still in prototype stage". EE Times. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
- "COMPANY NEWS; REDBACK NETWORKS AGREES TO ACQUIRE ABATIS SYSTEMS". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2015.