Cisco Buys Intucell

San Jose-based Cisco said today that it is acquiring Intucell, an Israeli developer of advanced self-optimizing network (SON) software, used for managing, configuring, and automatically healing cellular networks. Cisco said it will pay $475M in cash and retention-based incentives for Intucell. Cisco said the buy adds a "critical network intelligence layer" for the network of mobile operators.