Oracle adds Tekelec to growing telecom arsenal

Oracle Communications announced a deal to buy Tekelec for an undisclosed amount, adding to Oracle's growing in-house network control capabilities. Oracle last month agreed to a $2.1 billion deal to acquire session border controller vendor Acme Packet. In taking over Tekelec, Oracle with gain expertise in network signaling, policy control and subscriber data management solutions for communications networks, noted our sister publication Fierce Telecom. "Tekelec's network signaling (Diameter and SS7), policy control and subscriber data management solutions complement Oracle Communications' mission-critical operational support systems, service delivery platforms and business support systems, and are expected to help service providers efficiently allocate and monetize network resources," said Oracle.

Dana Cooperson, principal analyst at Ovum, said the Tekelec acquisition will not only boost Oracle's network control capabilities but also extend its service control solutions, adding policy control and subscriber data management to its list of capabilities. "Oracle has in the past partnered to provide these capabilities, but by bringing them in-house it will have more opportunity to shape the roadmap and combine the capabilities in a more tightly-coupled solution," said Cooperson. For more information, see this FierceTelecom article.