Cisco to buy optical gear maker Acacia for $2.8 billion to build 5G muscle

Network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc said on Tuesday it would buy optical component maker Acacia Communications Inc for $2.84 billion in cash, as it seeks to garner a bigger chunk of 5G spending by telecom companies.

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