Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Tekelec, a provider of network signaling, policy control, and subscriber data management solutions for communications networks.
Explaining the motives for the acquisition, Oracle says that proliferation of smart devices, mobile applications, and connected services has led to an exponential increase in network signaling and data traffic, and in turn, service providers require intelligent network control technologies to address the increased network workloads as well as to deploy and monetize cloud and over-the-top services.
Tekelec’s technology enables service providers to deliver, control and monetize personalized communications services and is utilized by more than 300 service providers in over 100 countries. 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.
By combining Tekelec with capabilities from Oracle Communications and Acme Packet, Oracle expects to provide a complete communications offering that will enable service providers to engage with customers, improve operations, control network resources and deploy innovative communications services. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. More information on this announcement can be found at www.oracle.com/tekelec.