Our Rich Heritage
With origins tracing back to Bell Laboratories, Bellcore and Telcordia Technologies, Applied Communication Sciences has a deep and distinguished history. When Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) was formed as part of the 1984 divestiture of the Bell System, the majority of its technical staff was drawn from Bell Laboratories. A primary mission of Bellcore was to provide R&D and network operations systems for the regional “Baby Bells” while ensuring the overall reliability and evolution of the U.S. communications network.
Bellcore became Telcordia Technologies as a result of new ownership in 1997 by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), then a $6B Fortune 500 IT firm. Under SAIC, Telcordia significantly expanded its international scope as well as its state and federal government work. In 2004, as part of an SAIC decision to re-focus on its core businesses, Telcordia was purchased by Warburg Pincus & Providence Equity, private equity firms having significant presence in the information and communication technologies sectors.
Most recently, LM Ericsson, the Swedish-based global provider of telecommunications networks and services, pursued and purchased Telcordia to bolster their presence in telecoms software and services. Consummated in January 2012, the Ericsson purchase resulted in the creation of Applied Communication Sciences, formerly the research business unit in Telcordia. Applied Communication Sciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telcordia Technologies, which is ultimately owned by Ericsson. As a result of this foreign ownership, the US Government and Applied Communications Sciences have worked together to execute a Proxy Agreement that fully insulates Applied Communication Sciences from improper control or influence by any foreign ownership, affiliates or representatives.
Drawing on its rich heritage and focused on today's most daunting challenges, Applied Communication Sciences excels at creating innovative technologies and services to solve the most difficult and complex information and communications problems.
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