Cisco Acquires BroadSoft for $1.9 Billion

Today, Cisco Systems acquired Broadsoft to boost its cloud communications and collaboration play. PHOTO: Sabine Lobmeier

Cisco has now topped the $6 billion mark in acquisitions this year with its latest buy — $1.9 billion for cloud communications and collaboration provider BroadSoft.

Cisco officials announced the deal this morning, which they said combines cloud-based unified communications, collaboration and contact center software solutions. 

It marks the fifth acquisition this year for the San Jose, Calif.-based company (200th overall), following AppDynamics (application performance management, $3.7 billion), Observable Networks (cloud…

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