Ixia acquires Agilent's N2X product line

Ixia has signed a definitive agreement with Agilent Technologies under which Ixia will acquire Agilent’s N2X Data Networks Product Line for $44 million in cash. The acquisition is scheduled to close on October 30th, 2009 and will include certain assets of the N2X product line, along with its customers, sales and R&D teams.

The N2X provides testing for multiplay services, giving network equipment manufacturers and service providers insight into quality of experience of services that combine video, voice and data. As more multiplay services are brought to market and consumers are increasingly looking for ‘on demand’ services, Ixia can capture additional market share in supporting service providers delivery of this. Ixia’s product suite, Fusion, will incorporate N2X and continue to support existing Agilent N2X customers.