Arris wants to buy the Ruckus wireless business.
Arris is looking to buy Brocade’s network edge business, which is the most valuable of the assets being sold, according to the sources. Arris is not in talks to buy other parts of the business being divested by Brocade that include data centers, switching and software, the sources added.
Apparently talks to buy other parts of the business in whole or part are not working out.
Broadcom had divided up Brocade’s divestiture into three pieces after an earlier deal to sell the whole business to a private equity firm fell apart late last year, according to the sources. A private equity firm could still step up to buy all three pieces, the people said.