Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Investopedia: Oracle Dials It Up In Telecom

Oracle (Nasdaq:ORCL) doesn't do things halfway, and when the company announced its acquisition of Acme Packet (Nasdaq:APKT) it looked like only the beginning of the company's strategy to exploit the large telecom vertical. Now we know that the company really is serious, as it has followed the Acme Packet deal with an announcement that it intends to acquire networking vendor Tekelec from its private equity owners.

A Complimentary Deal With Interesting IP Ramifications
Right off the bat, acquiring Tekelec makes quite a bit of sense. Tekelec is a telecom equipment vendor that specializes in products that handle mobile traffic. In particular, the company focuses on areas like network signaling, policy control, and subscriber data management. Combined with Acme Packet's network control products/technology, Oracle will offer a cohesive hardware/software line-up in network control for large carrier customers like Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T).

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