Last year, Oracle acquired one of the principal players in the session border controller space. This year, it's injecting that space with its IT-based vision of service orchestration.
Sonus Networks has surged to challenge Cisco and Acme Packet at the top of enterprise SBC market, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.
Session border controller (SBC) supplier Acme Packet is teaming with VoIP software provider CounterPath to enable service providers to offer branded over-the-top (OTT) VoIP services in order to compete with Skype and other OTT providers.
Wall Street seems to like Oracle's proposed acquisition of Acme Packet, given the jump in the stock price from $23.93 at close of trading on Friday to around $29.50 during mid-day trading on Thursday, despite Acme Packet reporting a $6.5 million loss and a drop in revenues for its fourth quarter. While the deal might be good news for Acme Packet's stock, is it good news for Oracle and the enterprise communications market?
The enterprise software behemoth Oracle has agreed to buy Acme Packet, a provider of session border controllers and other IP-based network products, for $29.25 per share, or a total of $1.7 billion, net of Acme Packet's cash.
Tekelec leads the market for Diameter signaling controllers used to handle data signaling for mobile devices, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.
MIAMI-- Session border controllers (SBCs) are the "Swiss Army knives" of modern enterprise communications, enabling enterprises to get what they want from their technology deployments, David Tipping, vice president and general manager for the SBC product line at Sonus Networks, told a panel discussion here at the ITExpo East conference.
More enterprises are moving toward a centralized SIP trunking deployment to reduce costs and ease network administration, according to a survey conducted by SIP trunking provider Acme Packet.
Sonus Networks gained on market leader Acme Packet in the carrier session border controller (SBC) market segment, reaching a 22 percent market share, but Acme Packet held on to a substantial lead with a 40 percent market share, according to third quarter 2012 stats from Infonetics Research.
Acme Packet is by far the top choice of service providers when it comes to session border control vendors, according to the latest research by Infonetics.