How do recent acquisitions relate to the overall trends happening in unified communications?

Cisco Mobility Group Strengthened Through Intucell Acquisition

Cisco has acquired Ra'anana, Israel-based Intucell, a maker of self-optimizing network software, for the price of $475 million.

According to Cisco, the acquisition will enable the company to be better suited to addressing the demands of mobile operators, and particularly those seeking self-optimizing network (SON) platforms, similar to those found in the Intucell portfolio. This will allow those operators to leverage their LTE 4G networks and deal with an increasing amount of mobile devices which are now utilizing them.