Updated Mar. 26, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.

Premium Lock Analysts: With estimated $1B Tekelec buy, Oracle becomes big telecom player

Published: 2013-03-26 06:33:00
Updated: 2013-03-26 08:30:45

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Inside the Oracle-Tekelec deal: Oracle, best known as a database giant, is moving into telecommunications through its buy of Tekelec and an earlier announced deal for Acme Packet. International analysis firm Ovum says Oracle sees opportunities to help telecom providers better monetize their networks and cites SAS as a potential competitor....

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The rise of the "Internet of Things" will create new classes of customers for communications services, and greatly expand the need for data processing, storage and analytics. Oracle's got cash, systems and enough chutzpah to take on this opportunity.
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