FREMONT -- Procera Networks has struck a deal to buy Canada-based Vineyard Networks in a deal worth about $28 million.

The deal will enable Procera, which provides software for broadband and mobile networks, to extend its reach into larger organizations.

Fremont-based Procera believes that networks will become increasingly intelligent in the future, requiring more sophisticated software to operate and manage those webs.

"Every network element will require intelligence," Procera CEO James Brear said.

The deal will enable Procera to add about $5 million in revenue. During 2013, the purchase will slightly erode Procera's earnings. During 2014, the transaction should add to Procera's earnings.

Procera's shares fell 0.4 percent to finish at $18.05 on Monday.

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